Just trying something new, hope this formats well... 2017, Conference Championship Week, 11-1 (9-0) Moderator Media Players: Quinton Payne, (RS)Junior ROLB Marcus Wallace, (RS)Junior HB Darnell Davis, (RS)Junior WR Good afternoon, everyone. We'll be fielding questions about the ending of the regular season, the upcoming Pac-12 Championship Game, and a few additional questions, if necessary. Let's begin. First of all, and any of you can answer this - provide a summary of the season, how you guys felt about your individual performances, and the team's performance. :I guess I'll start. Well, overall, the regular season was solid. We, uh, had a bit of a slip up in the Army game, but they're a great team and it was a close game. Looks like they're going to play in the championship, so that's cool for them. But yea...guys have come out and competed well, and the expectations that Coach Natrix laid out for us are clear. We still have a chance to win the Pac-12 Championship, and that's one of the season's primary goals, so we'll be giving it our all in that game. Any comments on the matchup with ASU? Quinton? :We did play them earlier in the year, and it was good competition for us. We were confident in our game plan defensively, and executed pretty well - got Lee a little uncomfortable. We were strong against the run and the O did enough on the other end to get us the victory. It was a 3 point game going into the 4th, so they know that they can play against us, and we expect them to bring different stuff to the table. Always have to keep an eye on Beck, I think he's a 1,000 yard rusher this year...? He is. :So he is, and we'll have to keep him inside the box. They also spread the ball around through the air, so we'll have to be tight in coverage, as well....you wanna speak about the O? :Sure, uh...they gave us some trouble on the outside during our last game, and Mike and our TEs bailed us out. They're pretty deep at CB, but I don't....well...I don't think ANYONE can cover me 1v1, haha, but we'll see come game time. Should be fun. Now we'll open the floor to media questions. This one's for Marcus - you had some trouble against them the first time, only going for 75 yards and no scores. How do you think you can find more success on the ground? :Well, they're not a really big front, but they have a lot of quickness on the line. We just have to play our game, pound it inside the tackles, and we should be fine. It's hard going around these guys, but I'm not that type of runner, anyway. Luckily, we practice against the best defense this side of the country :Shut up. :Haha, but yeah, we just have to stick with what we know and we should be fine. It's up to them to prove that they can stop us. Darnell, can you speak on the recent emergence of Higdon opposite of you? :The guy is amazing, straight up. Honestly, I think he'll be a better player than I was after its all said and done. He's like me, but...bigger. A lot bigger. I wasn't near the threat that he is when I was a sophomore, so he's got nowhere to go but up. And yea, we help each other out on the practice field, I pick his brain and he picks mine, all that good buddy-buddy stuff. As long as I'm the leading receiver, I'll help him as much as I can. I'm still in front, right? Yea. :Good. Marcus - have you thought anything about declaring for the draft after this year? :Nope, we've still got 2 games ahead of us. I'll do all of that stuff after the season. Darnell, can you speak about the QB change halfway through the regular season? :Sure. I mean, Coach tells us almost every day that we have to compete for a spot, and that everyone needs to be ready to step in and play. Terrence has always come in with that mentality, and Coach decided to call his number. He's been playing well so far, and we're confident in him. And how about Mike? :We have full confidence in him, too, it's just a matter of...I mean...they're both good QBs, so whoever is behind center, we're all behind him as a team. Quinton, have you all made any large-scale adjustments after what Army did to you guys? :Well, that game was really tough on us, so we needed to do something. To be honest, we don't really see offenses that can put that many impact players on the field at the same time... :Besides every practice. :...besides every practice. But yea, we as players just need to step up our execution, especially in pass pro. We just went over the tape until we understood what we were doing wrong. I mean, teams like that are going to put up points, we just need to have the mental toughness to move onto the next play. We've got a lot of young guys in the secondary that look to us upperclassmen as leaders. Will you guys keep an eye out on the ACCCG? :No. We had our shot to control our destiny and we failed. All we can control now is the game in front of us, and that's ASU. They're a great team and they'll walk all over us if we're not focused. Thank you all for coming out to answer questions. In closing, would you call this season a success? :The expectations were laid out to all of us when we were recruited, and that was to win Pac-12 Championships. We won't know until the game is over if the season was a success. In the grand scheme of things, the Army game just made us better, so we'll try our best to win the Pac-12 Championship game against a great opponent, and we'll let all of you guys worry about where we play our bowl game. If we get a shot to play in the Title game, then that's great. We can't control that. Thanks again.