Interim Head coach Bob Gregory spoke with the media for the first time since the departure of Coach Petersen. Here are some of the things he had to say:
- Heard about on Thursday and got told about it on Friday by Coach Peterson.
- Recruits were told by Mark Coyle the AD of Boise State and all Recruits scheduled to visit here yesterday, were postponed and future trips for recruits will be postponed till January.
- He did interview for the head coaching position today with AD Mark Coyle.
- He is pumped for the game in Hawaii and he knows the players will work hard and will have no lingering effects of the situation.
- Doesn’t know who will start but knows that Southwick is getting better every day and he will play on Xmas Eve.
Kirby Moore, Kharyee Marshall and Johnathan Brown addressed the media next.
- Marshall found out and was sadden by the news but he wishes coach pete the best at UW.
- Brown got up at 6:15 AM to buy a pair of new shoes. He didn’t get the pair so he was checking ESPN.com and saw the news and couldn’t go back to sleep.
- Moore found out from some text messages from some of his friends and then found out there was a meeting with Coach Pete that morning and knew the news had to be true.
- Brown and Marshall thought it was cool because “their” coach gets to be the head coach now and gets to run the point. Fired them up little bit.
- They found out they were going to the Hawaii Bowl with Coach Gregory before practice today.
- They do not know their opponent for the game but they do know they are going to Hawaii.
That’s all from the press conference.