"It was the play before that when I got injured. I’d say they do a lot of aggressive tackling. I wouldn’t say it’s not fair, it’s just aggressive. Not a regular tackle, like a tackle and twist. Things of that nature.”
BS. The play before he handed it off. No Uh player came within 5 yards of him. The play before that was a 3rd down pass that no one came close to him. The only play where he was touched was on a run on 2nd down and he was falling before contact on that play too (11:33 left in the first). He slipped without being touched and likely turned his ankle there.
I almost posted it a few times in the gameday thread, but decided not to. Now I will after that comment. Tate has no heart. Dude will never be the man. Many plays showed that, he just wants it the easy way. I doubt that “injury” was much of anything.
Sumlin used it as an excuse. I don’t think Tate has. I just don’t like him implying we were dirty and caused his injury. Nothing we did before or during the play that he got hurt on was something we did, dirty or not.
Arizona AD should be fired for allowing Tate to basically pick the next head coach. This is college, not the pros, players shouldn’t have that much power as they’re only there for 4 years. Weak administration, weak program…feel sorry for the fans.
Tate’s health was not the difference in the game. We owned them whenever we had the first teams on the field. I call BS. No other opponent in recent years has suggested we don’t play clean. He’s been shut down two weeks in a row, so he’s just looking somewhere other than the mirror.