Assistant coach Todd McNair said he’s had no problem with the performance of starting tailback Chauncey Washington this season. Washington averages 4.4 yards per carry but McNair said its a deceiving statistic.
“If you take out short-yard and goal-line runs, its about 5.6 yards, McNair said. “Im happy with the way hes running.
Remember when Pete Carroll challenged a reception with the outcome already decided against Notre Dame?
Carroll got a lot of stick from the crowd but we heard tonight the Pacific-10 Conference said Carroll’s challenge was actually correct. The Big East crew in charge of replays watched the first two angles of the play, which were inconclusive.
By the time the replay crew saw a third angle, they decided the game was over anyways and did not inform the officials on the field of the reversal.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez said the past three games were invaluable, especially playing at Oregon despite the loss.
“It was the funnest time of my life, Sanchez said. “It blows my mind how much your outlook changes when you get to play. Next year I wont be so emotional like I was against Arizona.
John David Booty took all the first-team reps and even survived a blow to his right hand.
“Some one came in and batted (the ball out),” Booty said. “I was kind of glad I did get hit, to see it was OK.”