OXFORD — Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin would not need anybody to assume he was mendacity.
In Kiffin’s eyes, the tape is still the tape. Tulane remains to be a superb workforce. His workforce simply fired on each cylinder potential. As he defined, he appreciated the way in which his offense performed early, the way in which his protection recovered from powerful conditions and usually how his workforce has made the underside line work via the primary three weeks.
This is the whole lot Kiffin mentioned after the Rebels’ win over Tulane.
All the pieces Lane Kiffin mentioned
I normally come up and fear about what we did not do proper and that stuff. Clearly there’s all the time stuff to repair. Individuals are in all probability going to battle to consider what I mentioned all week of ‘OK, that is a superb workforce that we performed.’ All you have to do is watch the Oklahoma movie and I wager they go play effectively the entire yr.
For our guys to deal with some adversity about beginning warm-ups and stopping and lightning and all that after which to return out and play so effectively within the first half, I feel six touchdowns in seven drives with the seventh being the final one operating out of time, it is actually cool. I am actually pleased with our protection for them to go 1 of 11 on third downs. They have actually good gamers. They’re very well schematically coached on offense and I used to be actually involved about that as a result of they provide you a variety of battle performs. So I am actually proud of what our protection performed.
You are going to win a ton of video games for those who run 94 performs and 707 yards of offense versus 56 and 305. I feel any individual mentioned it was a faculty document of 41 first downs. I am undecided I have been round first downs within the 40s. And I feel 25 within the first half.
I am not throwing these out simply because these are stats. These are actually deserved stats. When you could have that many first downs, you are taking part in very well with lots of people for an prolonged period of time. You are hitting large performs. I am pleased with the fellows with how they did that.
I want we did not have a bye as a result of we’re taking part in so effectively. It’s what it’s. We’ll look to get higher throughout that and get Springer again on protection and prepare for some actually good groups.
Your opinion of Matt Corral’s efficiency tonight?
I have been fairly optimistic as you understand about him but additionally attempting to maintain him from all of the rat poison. I type of anticipated that he would play like this simply because he is off-the-charts gifted. Like I’ve mentioned earlier than, he is a top-10 decide. However now he is obtained the work ethic and he is placing within the preparation.
We had a second final week the place within the recreation we had been up by a bunch and he came to visit and he was mad we had been audibling the play. The receiver did not hit the play and he was mad at us. That is fairly cool if you hit that step, you are that into the sport if you’re up 30 or 40 factors and also you get on the top coach about audibling. You are at an elite degree at that time.
And he reveals it. Seven whole touchdowns, 4 on the bottom. These issues aren’t designed. We’re not attempting to run the man this a lot. However once they shut, he pulls it. So ideally we would not like him operating and getting hit that a lot. We in all probability left him in a single collection too lengthy. But it surely was simply nonetheless a lot time left within the recreation.
Are you happy with how the protection restricted Tulane’s offense?
We restricted large performs. We did nice on third down, which has not been the case since we have been right here. They scored on a decide route the place they picked a man. The refs missed it. It occurs. We attempt to do the identical issues. In order that’s why the man was so open.
Exterior of that we performed very well. We must always’ve had one other decide. It was in our arms and would’ve stopped a landing drive. We nonetheless have work to do. We nonetheless have missed tackles within the again finish.
How do you consider Jerrion Ealy’s day?
I assumed he did play very effectively. Loads of yards after contact. He is a pace again in order that’s not all the time essentially the case. He ran bodily. I assumed exterior of Henry’s fumble, these two guys did some actually good issues. Snoop is Snoop. He all the time runs via guys. I assumed these guys actually ran bodily.
We talked about that rather a lot within the pregame, actually ending these guys and never letting them dangle round as a result of they have been often called a second-half workforce. So get these additional yards that had been there.
Does a climate delay like Saturday’s change the gameplan?
With expertise, you undergo issues. For those who be taught from them, they enable you. So being totally different locations, FAU actually helped us on that. For (power coach Wilson Love) and I, this occurred on a regular basis, lightning delays down there. So we had additional meals prepared for them. We modified uniforms at half. We do not over-warm-up simply in case you get stalled once more. And we used the indoor in a non-SEC recreation. I feel our expertise helped with that as a result of we definitely performed very well from the beginning.
What are your ideas on the bye week coming so early within the season?
For those who’re making your personal schedule, I might by no means put one this early since you’re not normally banged up sufficient. I normally need it later, however it’s what it’s. We’ll put it to use to get gamers higher that have not performed as a lot. We have been lucky to be actually wholesome. Loads of instances you wish to get some guys again, Springer would be the primary man in that space.
It’s what it’s. You possibly can’t change it. We speak on a regular basis about fear about what you may management. You definitely cannot change this date.
Who will we play after this date? I have not regarded but.
Massive image, is that this what you anticipated out of your workforce via three weeks?
I feel for those who would’ve collected it 3-0 and put the scores collectively and the yards and also you simply checked out it from that standpoint, yeah, I’d undoubtedly take it. That will present us a lot improved on protection and would present us sustained, explosive and balanced on offense. All people thinks of us as we’re a throwing workforce however we ran the ball 61 instances for 372 yards. It is good to be balanced. You are going to win a variety of video games when each operating and passing are over 300 yards.
What did the workforce do all through the week to organize for the climate?
We did not do an excessive amount of in the course of the week for it. It was extra simply managing it as a result of what occurs is we do not understand how lengthy it will be. They offer you half-hour and also you anticipate if there’s one other strike inside what number of miles. You could be down to a few minutes and be preparing after which again to 30. It is simply speaking guys via that and never getting too warmed up or excited and staying even-keel.
I assumed it was actually cool. Keith despatched me the video of the followers, the coed part on the market within the rain for nevertheless lengthy that was. I confirmed it to some gamers. That is why we put the video out for all of them to see, however then we took the entire workforce down there simply to point out how grateful we had been. They sat right here for six hours. We thought that was fairly cool.
What’s your confidence in Caden Costa’s vary?
Whenever you’re on the finish of a recreation or the top of a half, exterior of it getting returned or blocked, the chance is totally different. That stretches it. However that is about the place we might’ve been normally with him. I assumed it went in. Clearly it did not, nevertheless it positive regarded prefer it from the place I used to be at. It had the gap, which is fairly particular for a younger child.
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