Shaun Aguano addressed the media Monday afternoon in Tempe for the first time as the Arizona State head coach.

The former running back coach was handed the interim tag on Sunday after the program decided to part ways with Herm Edwards. Arizona State sits at 1-2 on the season and has to prepare to face No. 13 Utah this Saturday, the team picked by the media in the preseason to win the conference.

It’s a tough ask. Aguano told reporters on Monday, though, that when he showed up to the football facilities at 5:30 a.m. local time Monday morning, seven other assistant coaches were already there.

“Our kids and our coaches have been through a lot in the last 24 hours,” Aguano said. “Our focus now is the next nine games. Making sure that I take care of the kids, that’s the most important thing to me.”

Things reached a low point Saturday night when Arizona State lost to Eastern Michigan, 30-21. Fans were greatly displeased. The direction of the program looked off.

“I am going to ask for their support, I understand that the last game that we played deflated them,” Aguano said of the fanbase. “We have an opportunity to prove all the naysayers wrong. I understand they’re deflated and only winning solves it.”

Here’s the rest of what he said during his time at the dais: