Neuheisel On: Stanford

On Stanford running back Toby Gerhart:
“They’re running back is maybe as good as there is in the country. He’s a different kind of running back. He’s not going to try to make you miss as many times as some as some of the elusive guys do. He’s as powerful and tough to bring down as any back I’ve seen in college football for some time. And they know what they had in him, and they feed him. He gets hits chances. There are a number of players who are very hard to defense, but they don’t get the ball thirty times a game.”

On trying to defend a big running back:
“Our defense is off to a good start, but this will be an interesting test. We’ll put Jayson Allmond at tailback some. He’s a big youngster, and we’ll see if we can’t create an environment that’s similar.”

On Stanford wideout/returner Chris Owusu:
“You’ve got to have great coverage. Good hang-time or you have to decide you have to do some other things with the kick. You kind of pick your approach and you go play. But it’s a great challenge for a coverage unit.”

On Stanford linebacker Bo McNally:
“He reminds me of a throwback, he’d play without a facemask I bet. They’ve got a crew of guys who are very assignment conscious who look like they play their heart out. These guys are very, very sound, good players. They’re not going to beat themselves.”

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  • Fan4Life

    If UCLA is able to hold Toby under 100 yds rushing at Stanford it will be quite a feat. He gained at least 100 yrds in every home game which included the Trojans.

  • UB (Ultimate Bruin)

    Our front 7 should do a good job with Toby. But, he is going to get his yards. It is important to wrap him up, — no ‘arm’ tackles. Equally important to run to the ball and assist on tackles. I don’t think he will hurt us that bad. I don;t beleive he will burn us for 200 yards like he did the Dawgs. I truly believe our front 7 is better than the Dawgs any day of the week.

    If the Bruins play error free football (no TOs !!!!), and get one or two TOs on the Chardonnays, we should come out of this just fine!