Friday Pre-Super Regional press conference quotes: Texas
June 9, 2011
Head Coach Augie Garrido
On how playing elimination games in weeks previous prepared the team: It's had an effect. Fortunately it has been a positive effect, because they have come together. I think they are motivated by the sense of urgency connected to the season coming to the end. I heard that several times in their own conversations. Finally the game is played by the players on the field. The energy that they have in relationship to teamwork has a heavy influence on the results. So the end product always belongs to the players. Coaches can let players lose but they can't make players win.
Junior P Taylor Jungmann
On what he learned from his last start: I don't look at film really and unless something is really wrong. Everybody has a bad start and that was one of them. But like I said, I don't look too much into it.
Junior SS Brandon Loy
On if playing at home gives them an advantage: We don't really know a whole lot about their lineup, but we know that they have some home runs. It's definitely going to be more difficult for them because of this ballpark, because it's bigger and the ball doesn't carry as much here. It's definitely going to be a good series, and like Coach [Garrido] we are not worrying about what they are doing, but more of what we're doing. We want to play to the best of our abilities, and playing hard. It's going to be a great series, and it's going to be fun.