Tyrone Willingham was asked by a reporter at his press conference on how his team can keep it's spirtis up?
"I have to laugh, I have to laugh because I've outsmarted even myself. My enemy, my foe, is an animal. In order to conquer the animal, I have to learn to think like an animal. And, whenever possible, to look like one. I've gotta get inside this guy's pelt and crawl around for a few days."
Okay I am just kidding. That was actually Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) from Caddyshack. What is posted below is Tyrone's actual quote as reported in Bob Condotta's blog in the Seattle Times.
Willingham said he will show his players "those things that we've done well. Let them see what what we can do and what we have done successful and then give them cures for what we have done incorrectly. ... if we can show those things to our players they can keep their spirits up and see that we can do some things and then it's up to both of us to execute better. And when I say execute better, from our standpoint that is to continue to put them in better positions for them to continue to have success, and for them to follow through and execute.''
In other words Tyrone is going to be showing highlights from last years California game on the Jumbo-Tron during practice this week. The last time Locker was out he achieved his top win at Washington. I think the change in offense will actually help us. If they could only learn to run it that way when Locker is in the game.
Asked about Juan Garcia's quote on the radio last week that the team had to beat Stanford to show that "we either such or we don't'' and what that may mean for the team to have one of its leaders feeling that way, Willingham said:
"Let me tell you a little story? I once knew a guy who could have been a great golfer, could have gone pro, all he needed was a little time and practice. Decided to go to college instead. Went for four years, did pretty well. At the end of his four years, his last semester he was kicked out... You know what for? He was night putting, just putting at night with the fifteen-year-old daughter of the Dean... You know who that guy was Danny?"
Just kidding again!
OK, here is what Coach Willingham actually said:
"You have to be able to understand Juan played one of his better football games in that game. He will be taking this game forward. He will say that you suck that you did certain things or suck that you didn't win. But I think the champion in Juan and the fighter that he is will be leading into the nextball. So I'm not concerned about his approach. I think it will be in the right place (this week).''