Week 11 Press Conference Coach Tuberville and Doege
"I thought defensively at times we looked decent, but we're still a long ways away. But we're looking for answers on offense, because as we know, that's where we've been the strongest, and that's how we've been able to keep in the game or win games." ................... "But it's been nine or ten games in a row now. So it's about putting a game plan in. Not worrying too much about techniques and fundamentals." ...................
Q. How do you work with the players to regain that swagger they seem to have lost?
COACH TUBERVILLE: ...................
"Well, it's hard to play with emotion when you're 25 points behind. It's almost impossible. So we've got to play better on both sides. It's not -- offense, obviously, hasn't played nearly as well as they played early in the year. Defensively we've been up and down. "
"I would say there haven't been a lot of games where we've played a game where we came out and said, hey, man, that was a great defensive game, haven't done it in two years, so other than maybe the Missouri game last year when we really played well for three quarters. "
In his opening statement, he says he thought our Defense looked decent but then later on he says the Defense hasn't been good for 2 years
Q. Seth, how was yesterday in your team meetings, and what did you guys talk about to try to get this turned around?
SETH DOEGE: It was a positive meeting. There wasn't a whole lot of talking. It was kind of one of those things where it is what it is. It wasn't the team that we are that showed up.
We watched some things and made some corrections. It was one of those things where you just let that one go. We have two great opportunities left, so that's what we're going to focus on rather than what kind of performance we put on last Saturday.
Why are they not talking to one another? Someone needs to step-up and be a leader on this team.