Coach Oaks: I wouldnít think it would be hard,
but it isnít something that they have done before. When you are
trying to turn a program around you go through some spells or they
are learning some lessons, some times the hard wayÖ Like I told them
you canít just show up and expect people to roll over for you.
Youíve got to come ready to play.
We came ready to play the first 2 games, but tonight we where just
sluggish out there tonight, we had a couple turnovers and too many
penalties. Those where things we where not doing the first 2 games,
that just shows me that we werenít mentally ready to go tonight.
LDN: The fire just didnít seem to be there tonight. Was it
just a let down from the first 2 games.
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Coach Oaks: I
think part of it was, then we had a couple of guys dinged, that
didnít help things as the game went along, hopeful nothing serious.
Youíve got to learn to keep that week in and week out and keep the
desire and the fire going and come to play that way.
LDN: How are you going to get them ready for next week game?
Coach Oaks: This is a wake up call for them. If we canít get
ready after this week we are in troubleÖ either they will learn a
lesson from this or they wonít. I think this team wants to be
successful and they are working hard to be successful, and this is a
lesson that they will learn from and be ready to come out ready to
go like they did the first 2 weeks.