In his postgame news conference, the coach of the Washington State Cougars, Mike Leach, reflected on the loss to the Oregon State Beavers and what the performance of his quarterbacks means for next week.
The WSU Cougars hung tough with the No. 14 OSU Beavers on Saturday on the road in Corvallis, remaining within a touchdown into the fourth quarter before yet another untimely turnover led to the score that put the game away with a few minutes remaining.
After the game, the hot topic was who would start at quarterback for WSU next week against Cal in Pullman. Neither Connor Halliday nor Jeff Tuel comported himself well, with Halliday taking the worst of it by throwing three interceptions in just about one half of play. Tuel wasn't a whole lot better; although his yards per attempt was 7.41, that included a 51-yard bomb to Marquess Wilson on his first pass from scrimmage. He also took a handful of sacks after holding onto the ball too long.
So who's going to start?
"We’re going to look at the film and talk about it," Leach said. "I thought Jeff did some good things. Connor got intercepted, Jeff got sacked. Either way we need to improve both of them."
In addition to the video above, you can listen to what Jeff Tuel and Gino Simone had to say after the game in their videos below. And you can read a full transcription of Leach's comments over at Christian Caple's blog.