The Head Coach speaks, 9/23
Anyway, here is a summary of Tommy Tuberville's press conference.
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- On the team's offensive struggles: "I'm sure there are some people who, now that we've lost a game, wonder why we're doing this. There's no doubt that the wave of the future is what we're doing on offense. I like the direction we're heading. I like the way recruiting is headed. This is our best ever."
- Antonio Coleman said earlier in the day that Auburn's defense was misaligned "90 percent" of the time against LSU, which seemed pretty high to me. Tuberville (indirectly) refuted that claim: "We're talking about 5 of 6 times that we didn't get lined up. It really wasn't anything they did. We didn't react quickly enough. That didn't get us beat."
- On Tennessee: "Their team is a lot like ours -- changing offenses, changing coordinators, new quarterback."
- On Tony Franklin's willingness to admit faults: "Some guys like to be accountable and take blame. He's the same way with players. We're not going to hide. There's a lot more to it than just calling plays; you've got to know people*."
*He was referring to opposing coaches there.
- On Brad Lester, who suffered a knee injury Saturday: "He was out there running around today. No damage. He's just a little sore. He should be ready to go (this weekend)."
- On Tristan Davis, who was knocked out Saturday: "Still having headaches. He's not going to hit until Saturday."
- On not wallowing in sorrow after the LSU loss: "You have to move on each week. The next Saturday comes up quickly."
- On how this weekend's game against Tennessee will be physical: "They're all physical. This game will be physical. Then we go play a physical game next week."
- Tuberville was asked to prognosticate the Georgia-Alabama game this weekend. He declined. I can't believe someone asked the question. That'd be like ... asking Les Miles about the billion-dollar government bailout.
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University
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