Here are some quotes from Wyoming and Colorado State players and coaches that didn’t make it into any of our stories this week, but worth noting.
UW and CSU play the 105th Border War game at noon Saturday at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.
— “I never wanted to be mediocre or average. I want to be great at everything I do. I want to stay hungry, scratch and claw to get there.” — UW sophomore defensive end Eddie Yarbrough on his improved play this season compared to last.
— “This is a great opportunity to go out there and remain undefeated in the conference. Plus, it’s the Border War. It’s the biggest game on our schedule and something the fans look forward to each year.” — UW senior free safety Marqueston Huff.
— I’ve always said this is as big a rival as I’ve been a part of. A lot of things go into this game. The bottom line is it’s the next game on the schedule and. All of the things (with the rivalry) make it bigger. We understand what’s at stake right now.” — UW coach Dave Christensen.
— “He’s a great athlete and a great quarterback. We have to be disciplined with our assignments. We have to come out there and stick to the script and we should be OK out there. We went through a lot of scramble drills this week to work on that.” — CSU senior defensive end/linebacker Shaquil Barrett on UW junior quarterback Brett Smith.
— “There is a real hurt, and that’s something I’m not sure was here before. That’s all part of the maturation process when building a program. Flipping the switch and moving on, you have to learn to throw out the rear view mirror and move forward. When you go into a game of this magnitude that means so much to so many people that really helps.” — CSU coach Jim McElwain on putting the Rams’ 34-27 home loss to San Jose State behind them.
For more on the game see Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net. Join WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi for his live chat from the game at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Links to the chat will be on this blog and at wyosports.net.