News of the day, 10/23
It's Tuesday, so you know what that means: Another insightful "Tuesdays with Tommy" segment. I actually struggled to pay attention today because there were only a few useful topics discussed. I already know Jerraud Powers is good. I already know that Quentin Groves is back from the toe injury. Bippity-boppity-boop.
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Here are your weekly flash quotes from coach Tommy Tuberville:
*On struggles at LSU: "The bottom line is that we didn't coach very well in the third quarter. Somewhere during the game, we lost our edge."
*On the loss being a moral victory: "We don't want to hear people saying 'You're close.' We're there."
*On Jerraud Powers' effort during the final play: ``It was great coverage. He hung with the guy. You can't cover a perfect pass. Can't do it."
*On not overlooking a struggling Ole Miss team this weekend: ``You can't look at past performances. You have to look at the present. This team (Auburn) has been pretty on-track with that."
*On WR Rob Dunn and his chances of playing this week: "He has a lot of work
ahead with coach (Greg) Knox. I washed my hands of it once he was on the team and back into the fold. He has to prove it to his position coach and to the players."
*On LB Merrill Johnson and S Aairon Savage not playing against LSU: ``They could have played. The speed of that game is a little different."
*On the LSU game: "It's been hard to sleep the last couple of nights. I'm trying to avoid watching that film."
*On regrouping after the loss: "I'm ready to get back out there and play."
*On Rob Dunn's apology: "He apologized and we moved on."
Here are your top defensive producers from the Arkansas game game. Players are given points for doing significant things correctly. They are docked points for missing assignments, missing tackles, penalties or loafing.
Here is the full rundown of point distribution.
FROM LSU GAME:
DE Quentin Groves -- 16
DE Sen'Derrick Marks -- 16
DE Antonio Coleman -- 16
S Eric Brock -- 14
LB Chris Evans -- 11
S Zac Etheridge -- 11
LB Tray Blackmon -- 10
CB Jerraud Powers -- 9
Evans -- 140
Powers -- 137
Etheridge -- 130
Marks -- 126
Coleman -- 123
CB Pat Lee -- 116
DE Quentin Groves -- 95
NUMBER OF DOUBLE-DIGIT PRODUCTION GAMES:
none -- 8
Etheridge, Marks, Coleman -- 7
Powers, Brock, Evans -- 6
Lee, Stevens -- 5
Groves -- 4
S Aairon Savage, Sims -- 3
Here are your team defensive goals for the AU-LSU game.
Win: NO, 30-24
Allow 13 pts or less: NO, 30
Allow 3.3 yards per carry or less: NO 5,6
Allow 5.0 yards per pass or less: NO, 10.1
Create at least 3 turnovers: NO, 2
Allow no big plays (defined as 15+ rush or 20+ pass): NO on run (4); NO on pass (6)
Allow no TDs inside "red area": YES
Force opponent to convert less than 30% on 3rd down: NO, 47%
Louisiana State's YAC (yards after contact) number was 84.