An interesting tid-bit from Hugh Freeze following Tuesday’s practice here where he talks about confidence.
It seems we’re asking the confidence question routinely with every sport. That’s because confidence is always a moving target. It comes and goes.
Given the way the Rebels finished 2011, any win would be a good win, but it was important that Ole Miss not only won but really controlled a lower-level opponent. Of course, that control was limited to two quarters, but they were the most important two quarters, and Freeze noticed a spring in the step of players in practice Tuesday.
Freeze: “No doubt that winning breeds confidence. I do think they have more confidence today than they did last week at this time. Is that going to give us a win Saturday night? Probably not, but it’s sure not going to hurt. The more of those we can get the more they’ll feel better about who they are. It was a spirited Tuesday practice, and they felt good about themselves. (Confidence) is invaluable. If you could bottle it and make sure you have it week in and week out, particularly in disappointing times, you could make a lot of money if you bottle that and sell it. We work hard at trying to make sure we feel good about ourselves and the plan, what we’re going to do, and hopefully that will breathe some confidence in them for Saturday night.”
Freeze is scheduled for 11:20 on the SEC conference call, and I’ll post some highlights when he’s finished.