Tuesday Teleconference: What They Said

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First, some injury news: WLB Bo Walters will miss the Egg Bowl with a shoulder injury. Karlin Brown will start in his place. Also, WR Co-Eric Riley (shoulder) will be back in action after missing the Arkansas game.

Now, some quotes from coach Sylvester Croom:

• On SLB K.J. Wright: “He never wants to come off the field. He never does. He never asks to get out of anything at practice, never asks for any rest during the game. Fortunately, so far he’s been one of those guys who never misses practice and stay healthy. Some guys just have a knack of doing that.”

• On character: “I’ve never been through a season where more bad things have happened to a football team than this one. I can honestly say there hasn’t been a day of practice where I thought they gave up, there hasn’t been a day of practice where I thought they came out and punched the clock, and there hasn’t been a game where they haven’t played hard from start to finish. You can question a lot of things about this football team, but you can’t question their heart and their character.”

• On how the Egg Bowl impacts recruiting: “I don’t think it will have a great impact on recruiting this year, because it’s pretty much done. But it will always have an impact going into the next year. Because right now recruiting seems to be done a year ahead of time. It’s pretty much done when the season starts. … Rivalry games change perspectives. In this business now, what is, is not important. What appears, is more important than what is.”

• On what the Egg Bowl means to players: “That guy you line up against, 10, 15, 20 years from now, both of you may be walking around on canes, you’re going to pass him somewhere on the street, and you’re going to look him in the eye. And without saying a single word, one of you is going to know the other one got whipped.”

• On facing the Ole Miss defensive line: “We’ll give them some different looks and try to change up blocking schemes some to help counter it. But in offensive and defensive line play, ultimately it’s always going to come back to the one-on-one. There’s no way to get around that.”

• On Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead: “His mobility seems to have improved over the course of the year. He made some very nice runs against LSU, which you hadn’t seen him make early in the year.”

And a few player quotes:

• LB Dominic Douglas, on being the SEC’s leading tackler: “My dad was probably the first person that called me and told me. He was real excited. Of course I tried to just downplay it. But deep down inside me I’m very excited to accomplish such a thing.”

• LB K.J. Wright: “We don’t expect bad things to happen. We just know when bad things do happen, we’ve got to overcome it.”

• C J.C. Brignone, on facing Ole Miss DL Peria Jerry: “I think he’s got a motor on him that makes him go. I think the guys he’s played, you can see that once they get off the block and think he’s done, and he goes and finishes a play. I think that’ll be a big thing with me and him going at it, is finishing plays.”

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3 Responses to “Tuesday Teleconference: What They Said”

  1. imabulldog Says:

    all I got to say to Brigogne, Wright, and Duggy is “Hit them in the Mouth!!!!” I want them in pain during their bowl game(hopefully not a good one, thanks to us)

  2. 2thdoc Says:

    If yall want to watch the State basketball game vs St. Bonnie this link is free and the sound from M2M is linked closer to matching the video if you have it instead of listening on the radio:

    http://channelsurfing.net/watch-st-bonaventure.html

  3. nocowbell Says:

    Brad, can you possibly post about our recruits commits and losses? Maybe after the egg bowl?

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