Coach Jones' Quotes Following Saturday's Loss To Boston College



Feb. 20, 2010

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Overall thoughts on the game
"Today was a very disappointing day because they beat us in every phase of the game. We had three errors and four hits and gave up 13 hits, didn't pitch well and didn't run the bases well. Defensively, we had breakdowns. It was a very disappointing day all the way around. There's not much of a way to describe it other than that. Yesterday, we got down but I felt comfortable with the way we handled ourselves. We fought hard and we did some things you can't do against a good club defensively. We came out of there feeling that we had a bunch of guys who were fighting and clawing there at the end. It didn't look like we were as youthful as we were. Today, you could tell Boston College had a day on the field. We were disappointing in every phase."

On the team playing with so many new faces
"It's six freshman and two sophomores. Nobody's going to want to hear about youth anymore than they want to hear about Katrina. We said it last night, but we're not going to play the youth card."

On what he takes from the first two games of the season
"We're playing a team that is projected to be a possible Super Regional team, return almost everyone and they're good. We knew they were going to be a tough challenge for us. The bottom line is we've just got to be ready tomorrow. Competing is not what we're about. We need to find a way to win a ballgame."

On the state of the Tulane bullpen
"Gunner got a couple of balls up. Kyle got two quick outs and then overthrew a little bit. He got the walk and started pitching from behind in the count. When you do that against good hitters, they're going to tee off. That's a tough one for you to overcome, especially when the wind is blowing out. It's not a very forgiving ballpark today. The bullpen has got to pitch better, but I think that's just a microcosm every phase today. Everything we did was below the acceptable point that we need to be able to play when we play a team like this."