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GOOD EVENING, I'M RICK COLEMAN. WITH THE Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley.

Panthers had a tough loss last week at Iowa State but this week moving forward with a game at home against powerful Eastern Washington..last week coach want to get into that a little bit of Iowa State some good things went well for you and obviously some negative"

Mark..."Yeah we had some good things go well like the first touchdown, but we had the interception and obviously we had struggles on special teams..".

Rick "Defense played well they had a short field on their touchdown drives.You said special teams is something that's fixable."

Mark "I think special teams is fixable in a short amount of time..and we have gone to work to do that. Offensively we have to become more productive to make some drives..Defense we can get a lot better but I was pleased with our effort.."

Rick You said offense will be key this week against Eastern Washington because of their explosive offense--you want to keep them off the field.."

Mark Eastern Washington is the number 6 team in the country and put up 42 points on Oregon..and Oregon has some phenomenal players..they were the number one offense in the country last year in production..that's a carry over this year--picked up where they left off.."

Rick Is the key being physical on defense against a team like that...

Mark They get the ball out on time they have a great receiver they have a great quarterback and real good offensive line..and they throw the ball on time so they get a lot of completions but it will be yards after the catch that determine the game..

Rick They run the ball very much?

Mark..They do..they had a great runningback that graduated but right now every throw to a receiver is like a toss sweep to a runningback--they try to make yards after catch.

Rick What are the keys to your team on offense...

Mark We are going to have to maintain some drives and keep them off the field and limit their reps..and at the same time be able to produce points down in the redzone..we have to create some drives and ultimately that's how you win..

Rick Is there a team in the pasty that you have played that replicates this team?

Mark New Hampshire with Chip Kelly that we had those exciting playoff games with used to go up and down the field..

Rick First afternoon game in the dome in awhile--1 o'clock start how do you feel about that--

Mark I actually like the 4 O'clock start because the fans can tailgate so I am looking

forward to the 4 pm..but with the 1 pm we have to get up and get after it.

Rick Panthers/Eastern Washington 1 O'clock in the UNI -dome Saturday.. Good Luck Coach looking for a victory--

Mark Thank You

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