Highlights from Hugh Freeze’s time on the SEC teleconference:
A tough loss coming off the Alabama loss, but it’s a good measuring stick to see where we are. We’re still a young football team that was in the game for a considerable amount. We just couldn’t produce any offensive plays to keep us in it for the fourth quarter. We’re looking forward to going to Auburn and competing.
(On D.T. Shackelford)
He’s such a competitor and a leader. We’re thrilled we have him and to see him come back from the injuries is something we’re very proud of him for.
They remind me a lot of us. They have an enormous amount of energy and passion and now they’re growing confidence. When they play at home they’ve played extremely well. To watch them it’s eerily similar to what we were going through last year.
(On tempo offense)
The most (plays) I’ve ever run in a game is 117. That was at Lambuth University.
If you’d have told me we’d be sitting at 3-1 I’d have signed up pretty quickly probably. You’re disappointed in how we played the other night, but to be sitting at 3-1 with the schedule we have I’m pleased with the progress we’re making. I think we’re headed in the right direction. It doesn’t get any easier going to Auburn and having A&M and LSU back to back.
(On Auburn QB Nick Marshall)
Throws the deep ball extremely well, and that scares you with his running ability and his ability to extend plays.
(On moving on from Alabama game)
I think they’ve moved on. Hopefully they’ve followed our lead and done that. They were very effective and efficient at doing that last year.