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Arizona head coach Mike Stoops talks about the improvement of the football program and the maturity of QB Nick Foles.
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Arizona Wildcats college football preview show continues and Tom Walsh welcome back we are now outside the Arizona football offices with the head coach of this team is Mike stoops -- dive right in and coach if you don't mind I wanna do little. Big picture look back at your life and times here I think. If you were told when you took over this program that you would get to this point here now. Coming off a couple of bowl games of victory in a bowl game you energize a community and you are playing games. In November and into the holidays a national significance is that the key. Well this certainly believe that it took us it was gonna take some kinda threw it to rebuild this program and we started the right way and so -- you know hopefully we're here for the long haul we cut from recent success but obviously the goal was there. Hopefully we can do some more significant than we did here. Which he achieved through the Holiday Bowl Nebraska and they need to go there but priests on the enduring memory of the season is the outcome so perception wise. That's at the program back and how are you handling. Clark certainly think we awful it was back. You know we it would be effective in favor we certainly didn't wear -- fans and our program -- well enough to we've worked we've. What we took away from that we've made some mistakes obviously in the in our philosophy and we have to set our standards much higher. In certain where I think we've learned a great deal forgot to -- the way we you know play. We won't make that mistake again record from -- and your coaching staff continues as it doesn't every. College football program. You've lost two coordinators went on his brother brother obviously does come back with. For co coordinators. The defense why go there. I grew -- clinical coordinator position. When I was at Oklahoma and Kansas statement I shared my responsibility. And I had no problem. I think he'll be boat stuff with thrower. Or break combination. Obviously I would've made decisions by the it was best for our football team and our program now let's talk about the guy who I think drew all kinds of attention and deservedly so. Through the face of the franchise if you -- your quarterback. -- From last year to this year would you wanna see. Well I think he wants to be sure leadership almost -- things that. Skills I think. We'll. Think both -- quarterbacks that was the big question mark heading into. This season a year ago we feel like those questions have been answered. Radically. Represent us what we stand -- is very comfortable. It certainly is long and didn't want to relinquish that starting position and played well all season and in match developed as a player so. Again we feel very good about both -- and they -- running our offense.