November 23, 2007

Rasshan ready for second start

Sophomore quarterback Osaar Rasshan will once again line up under center when the Bruins take the field on Saturday. Rasshan has improved rapidly since he made his debut in Tucson and helped make the game respectable. During his second game he managed the offense well for a guy making his first start.

Now Rasshan is faced with the challenge to get the Bruins back on the winning track and by doing so will get the Bruins Bowl eligible.

Rasshan faced questions after Tuesday's practice. The following is what was discussed.

How are things going for you?

Rasshan: "Things are going well. Tuesday's practices are always more of a learning practice. You go out there, put in all the plays and we go back watch the film and build from there.

What's does Oregon defense bring to the table? What do they do?

Rasshan: "They disguise their coverage really well so we have to make our keys and reads and study their tendencies and be able to decipher what their scheme is each down.

They have an excellent secondary back there, too…

Rasshan: "Their safeties play really well…

Did you play against Patrick Chung in high school?

Rasshan: "No, I didn't play against him, but I did hear about him. I believe he want to Rancho. He's a really good safety.

What was it like this past week sitting on that last game? Did you want a game quickly or was this break good for you?

Rasshan: "Personally I always want to go out there and play every week. I wanted to play the next day, but my body was hurting so it was good for us as a team to get that week off and get some people back to closer to 100 percent and get ready to play Oregon.

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