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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Live blogging Gene Chizik's press conference

It's over. All we have are the quotes. Here they are:
  • "It's going to be another great SEC weekend. Obviously we have a huge, huge challenge in front of us with the best football we've played to date."
  • "Name of the game for us is to play a very physical football game." Didn't think the team was physical enough in the Clemson game.
  • He elaborates on physical football: "We're talking about the point of attack on the line of scrimmage." Both sides of the ball. "That's where we need to improve as a team."
  • Lots o' veterans up front. Chizik doesn't say he's surprised they haven't been better, but it's understood they need to improve. "They know it, we know it and we've got to fix it."
  • "You're not going to do it in a game if you don't do it in practice."
  • USC's receivers are tall.Auburn's cornerbacks are not. This is a concern for Chizik. "They are very talented, very athletic."
  • On Lattimore: "He doesn't run like a freshman."
  • Chizik said Auburn's "hearts go out" to South Carolina regarding the tragic news about Kenny McKinley.
  • Said mental health is more difficult to gauge than physical health."It's a very tricky thing to know what's going on in every guy's world. But we try to stay up on what's going on in 125 guys' lives, and that's tough. It's a tough situation."
  • John Sullen and Brandon Mosley are going to rotate at right tackle in practice. Doesn't know how it'll work in game. Mosley is a "swing guy" who will work at left and right tackle.
  • Back to physicality: "Watching (South Carolina) on film, they play on the other side of the football."
  • Disputes notion that offensive scheme prevents Auburn from being physical: "We run the exact same plays that every I-back team runs."
  • Thinks Dyer will only gain confidence as season goes on. "We're ready for him to do more."
  • Philip Lutzenkirchen hasn't caught a pass. "We've got to get more guys involved in the passing game. Period."
  • "We're going to do in the game plan what gives us the best chance to win." Would like 50-50 split in run-pass. Said it doesn't always work out that way.
  • Shon Coleman was at last week's game. "It was just awesome to see him. We want him to come back as often as he can." He expects Coleman to attend Auburn but didn't want to say anything about his potential football career.


Orlando said...

Anxious and ready..lets go Andy! haha

Anonymous said...

Still no game plan of designed plays....Period...

MikeP said...

Anonymous, do you really think we have no game plan for South Carolina? Do you think that Auburn has once, in the past 50 years, entered into a game without an offensive game plan?

I can tell you that we haven't.