November 26, 2008
Reggie Carter leads the way
Junior linebacker Reggie Carter has battled through one nagging injury after another without compliant and has had a solid season. Carter leads the Bruins in tackles with 73, he has 4.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry. BruinBlitz.com had an opportunity to talk to Carter after a recent practice to get his feel on ASU game and the team in general.
BruinBlitz.com: Reggie congratulations on your fine junior season. You have had a good season, but these last few games you have really become a force, even against Oregon State when the cause was lost there you playing hard and knocking them dead
Carter: "Thank you, we are really focused on trying to figure out a better way to finish games and playing four quarters of football. We actually finally did that this past Washington game, but for me, even though my rib is bruised and still bothering me a little bit this is the first time in awhile from the waist down that I am feeling healthy as far as my knee, ankles and everything. My legs feel fresh and young again so I'm out there having fun. I'm just trying to finish the season strong and hopefully get to six wins so I can get to an extra game.
"We may complain a little bit about our Christmas break being shorter than everyone else's, but you never complain about getting to play that game and when you think of the possibility of not having that extra game it is like wow, I'm going to be home for Christmas. So we are just working to get those six wins and uplift the whole defense so we can finish strong."
BruinBlitz.com: The defense has really picked it up in general of late what are the reasons for that?
Carter: "Coaching, Coach DeWayne Walker, Coach Chuck Bullough and all of our coaches have really stress finishing and they put together a great game plan and they work us to death in practice to help us be better athletes and better football players on the field and to finish strong and this last game against Washington was a great example of us playing and finishing an entire football game."
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