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Brett Hundley Presser - ASU and Concussion Thoughts

Brett Hundley meets with the media to discuss two straight games against Arizona schools.


Brett Hundley also met with the media this week, and we're using this presser to kick off our Arizona coverage. Here are the highlights:

About that ASU game final drive:

It was pretty much the way it should have been executed. There were times in the pocket I should have stayed in there and hit someone else that was open, rather than just run around and hit someone else that was open, but everything worked out the way it was planned.

How much control he had during that last drive:

It's the same during the game. I look to the sideline for the play. The spike balls if we get a first down or if we have time to run the play, run the play and spike the ball. Most of the time I know when to spike the ball but the sidelines is usually screaming it at you.

About the flea flicker, was Jerry Johnson the only read?

There were two - Shaq was going before Jerry, and Jerry was taking a deep post.

About Johnathan Franklin possibly breaking the UCLA career rushing record:

I know he's 21, 22 yards away. I'm going to try to hand him the ball as much as possible so he can get it. It's going to be an amazing feeling for Johnathan and this team when he gets the record but right now we're looking at this upcoming game this week, which is UofA.

About playing against a team he rooted for as a kid:

Now that I'm at UCLA, everything I used to do went to trash. UofA is a good team and they've shown it and we got to be ready to play a good team.

Probably the most important part of his presser is about concussions. When asked about the Matt Scott situation and what he'd do:

I heard he got hit, and he got a concussion, and he was throwing up? Ooh... that is a big boy. To be honest, I'd probably do the same thing. If I got to throw up, I'll throw up and get right back into the game. If something is life threatening then I'll get off the field. If I can help my team in any way I'm going to be out there. Usually we'll put it in the coaches hands and I feel it is the players responsibility to know when something is really wrong and when he is still able to play. You can't let somebody else decide for you - you know your body better than anybody.

This is why not only doctors but coaches need to look out for what is best for their players, because they will just rush back out there. We're dealing with NOT just their 3-4 years at our school, but we have to be concerned with the rest of their lives. We want these young men to grow up and become productive members of society. Do not endanger them by sending them back onto the field before they are ready. It is safer to hold them out.