What Tennessee coach Josh Heupel said after South Carolina loss

COLUMBIA, SC — What Tennessee coach Josh Heupel said throughout his press convention after his fifth-ranked Vols had been upset 63-38 towards South Carolina on Saturday night time at Williams-Brice Stadium:

OPENING STATEMENT

“Obviously extraordinarily disillusioned with the efficiency and the end result of the soccer recreation. It’s everyone concerned. Myself to our assistant coaches to our gamers. Had a chance right here and did not make the most of it. Credit to South Carolina. They did play properly. Just disappointing that we did not carry out higher.”

THE DEFENSE NOT BEING ABLE TO GET OFF THE FIELD

“(South Carolina has) large, robust, bodily wideouts out on the surface. I felt like we’d have a chance to match up on the market. We performed man, we performed zone. Tried to search out a solution to it. At the tip of the day, we did not. The run recreation, early within the soccer recreation particularly, hit us with somewhat little bit of a wildcat, however we anticipated a few of these issues. The energy learn bought us a few occasions early. But on the finish of the day, we did not defend something the way in which that you’ll want to. And you’ll be able to’t play on this league that method.”

THE STATUS OF HENDON HOOKER

“I do not (have an replace). We’ll consider once we get again.”

Josh Heupel: ‘This one wants to harm on the way in which again’

IF THERE’S ANYTHING THEY CAN DO WITH PERSONNEL IN THE SECONDARY TO HELP THE DEFENSE

“We’ll clearly come out of this one and consider the whole lot. We tried a number of guys out on the sting and a few inside. But we did not coach or play properly sufficient right here. Anyone concerned.”

HIS MESSAGE TO THE TEAM FOR WHAT’S LEFT THIS SEASON

“For us, and this program, this one wants to harm on the way in which again. It wants to harm for guys that are not on this journey, that will likely be in our constructing tomorrow afternoon and will likely be there on Monday. For us to develop as a program, you have to have a look at this chance and perceive what occurred. Let it damage. And keep in mind that as you progress ahead. Let it make it easier to develop.”

IF HE THOUGHT SPENCER RATTLER WAS CAPABLE OF THIS KIND OF PERFORMANCE

“Spencer is a gifted man, proper? At occasions, when he had gotten scorching, he performs scorching. And he was.

THE STATUS OF THE BRANDON TOURNAMENT

“I don’t. We’ll consider him once we get again, too.”

IF HE SAW ANYTHING IN PRACTICE THIS WEEK THAT WOULD LEAD TO THIS KIND OF PERFORMANCE

“No, I did not. I believed our children ready in a fairly great way and had good practices within the lead as much as it.”

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THE MENTALITY OF THE TEAM DURING THE GAME, IF THE INTENSITY AND FOCUS WAS THERE
“I did not really feel that (the depth and focus slipped). Maybe somewhat with either side of it. Probably the fact of the scenario. The variety of scores and the time on the scoreboard after the (Hendon Hooker) fumble. One of the issues that has allowed us to play good soccer at occasions, whether or not it began rapidly or not in the course of the course of the season, our guys have been calm and responding the best method. I did not query their want-to-night. Obviously we did not put it collectively between defensively and offensively. Had a chance within the second half to tug in and tighten up. They reply and we do not go get seven (factors) and the third quarter slipped away.”

JEREMY BANKS NOT TRAVELING FOR THE GAME

“Just wasn’t obtainable for this one. Anticipating and longing for subsequent week.”

THE IMPACT MISSING JEREMY BANKS HAD ON THE DEFENSE
“I imply, we’ll return and have a look at the linebacker play. But clearly, structurally, defensively, we didn’t play in addition to we’re able to tonight.”

TENNESSEE REDSHIRT SENIOR DL LATRELL BUMPHUS

“Just from begin to end, they did job executing. We did not do it. Obviously it exhibits up on the scoreboard. I feel following this previous week, we have to go on Monday, take the corrections and simply get again to grinding.”

SPENCER RATTLER BEING SO AFFECTIVE

“At occasions I feel we lacked getting strain again there at him. You know, when you might have all day to throw, it tends to be lots simpler.”

SEEING 63 POINTS ON THE SCOREBOARD

“It undoubtedly hurts. I do not know if it is one thing you course of proper now, but it surely undoubtedly hurts the toughest.”

NOT BEING ABLE TO GET PRESSURE

“I do not assume it was something completely different. Everything they did within the recreation, we practiced it. I simply assume we did a nasty job of coming on the market and executing, profiting from the second.”

IF THERE WAS A MOMENT THIS WEEK WHERE THEY DIDN’T SEEM LOCKED IN

“I do not recall something. I believed we had week of observe. I feel we did not come out and carry out the way in which we anticipated to this week.”

DISCUSSIONS ON THE SIDELINE TRYING TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS

“Really, I feel the most important key was simply bringing some extra power. Because lots of occasions, it appeared like we had been taking part in in sluggish movement on the market and we did not actually have any juice. Really, the most important factor I feel was simply making the corrections on our missed assignments with that.”

BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FANS RUSHING THE FIELD

“It was one thing I by no means skilled, however I feel it is a reminiscence it’s a must to hold in your head going ahead. It’s a sense you by no means wish to really feel once more. Use that as motivation.”

SEEING HENDON HOOKER GO DOWN

“I feel the very first thing that went by my head was simply pray, actually. (Being) a man who has gone by lots of accidents, I do know it may be very powerful mentally and bodily on you. So I feel no matter is occurring, we have simply bought to do job getting again within the rehab conditions and hold bonding and being collectively.”

IF THERE WAS ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE APPROACH THIS WEEK

“I do not recall something that modified up. I believed it was fairly constant as we have been going by it each week. I feel we had a nasty night time tonight. They got here out on their ‘A’ recreation and we did not.”

TENNESSEE SENIOR OL JEROME CARVIN

LEADERS HELPING THIS TEAM MOVE ON WITH TWO GAMES LEFT

“It’s going to imply the whole lot these previous few weeks, in case you come right down to it. We’ve bought to reply. It’s merely that. It’s going to be on the leaders. It’s going to be on us. We cannot let it simply drop. Yes, it is unlucky. But we now have to maintain pushing. We’ve nonetheless bought some ball to play. So we have to maintain pushing.”

SEEING HENDON HOOKER GO DOWN

“Man, it was most likely one of many worst issues I’ve seen on the market. Just understanding how exhausting he works. Hardest working man I’ve ever seen, I’ve ever performed with. It’s so unlucky to occur to a man like that. But if I do know something, I do know he’ll bounce again from it for positive. He’s a warrior. I do know he’ll.”

IF HE GOT A CHANCE TO TALK TO HIM IN THE LOCKER ROOM

“I didn’t. I simply love that child.”

HOW HARD IT IS FOR THE OFFENSE TO FEEL LIKE THEY NEED TO SCORE ON EVERY POSSESSION

“We simply must go on the market and play. If they (the protection) have a down recreation, we have to go rating factors. We’ve bought to place factors on the board. Vice versa. We’re stalling out, protection has to provide us stops. Simple as that. It does not matter. You’ve bought to play. It does not matter what the rating is, once you go on the market, you have to rating factors. We simply could not try this right this moment.”

THE BIG PICTURE REMAINING FOR THIS TEAM

“Man, we’re not apprehensive about (shedding out on the College Football Playoff) proper now. Honestly, simply mirror on the loss, transfer on and transfer ahead. Get prepared for Vanderbilt coming subsequent Saturday.”

JEREMY BANKS BEING ABSENT FROM THIS ROAD TRIP, TRYING TO HELP GET HIM BACK

“No doubt. Just everyone on the group, we have to reply. Simple as that. He’s going to make lots of performs for us. He’s going to be an excellent participant for us. We’re going to want him. He’s going to play properly for us.”

SOUTH CAROLINA FANS STORMING THE FIELD

“We had an thought (it was going to occur). Other than that, you simply attempt to get out of there. Get out of the scenario. Make positive everyone seems to be protected. Everyone from tools guys to assist employees. Make positive everyone seems to be protected. Everyone did get by protected that I do know of.”

NOT HAVING AN ANSWER IN THE LOSS

“Man, it is powerful. You practice so exhausting for a ballgame. These are one-game seasons. You attempt to put the whole lot into this one recreation. Things simply did not go our method. We’ve bought to get higher in all three phases. Man, we simply got here up brief tonight.”

CONVERSATIONS ON THE SIDELINE WHEN THINGS WERE NOT GOING WELL

“You’ve bought to maintain a plan, easy as that. You cannot get down on a drive. The drive stalls out, you’ll be able to’t mirror on the issues, you progress ahead. You cannot mirror as a result of it’s going to have an effect on performs transferring ahead. You’ve bought to maintain pushing.”

WHY HE THINKS TENNESSEE DIDN’T HAVE ANSWERS

“Honestly, they’d recreation plan for us. They gave us their finest shot. We didn’t reply. Simple as that. When you play in video games like this, it’s a must to reply. You have to search out solutions. And we weren’t in a position to do this tonight.”

TENNESSEE REDSHIRT SENIOR TE PRINCETON FANT

NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND ANSWERS IN THIS GAME

“Adversity hit us. Coach talks about it on a regular basis. What are you going to do when adversity hits? Tonight we wanted a solution. Still pleased with these guys. Still pleased with this offense. We must regroup for subsequent week, Vanderbilt. We nonetheless bought a recreation on schedule. We must go on the market and compete.”

HIS LEVEL OF CONCERN WITH HENDON HOOKER

“We’re all undoubtedly involved. That’s our brother. That’s our quarterback that we consider in on this offense. He’s in our prayers tonight. We’re praying for him.”

SURPRISES FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEFENSE

“I do not actually assume something shocked us. We ready the best method, I really feel like. Just like I said, adversity hit us and we simply wanted to reply, too.”

PLAYING WITH A LEAD MOST OF THE YEAR, NOT RESPONDING TO PLAYING FROM BEHIND IN THE LOSS

“We actually cannot management how the sport goes. We went on the market, we made some performs. Got again into the sport. Adversity hit us once more. So it simply goes again to adversity when it hits. We want to reply again to it.”

CONVERSATIONS ON THE SIDELINE DURING THE LOSS

“Just attempting to maintain one another up. Trying to maintain guys motivated, in it. Not letting guys get down. Leaders stepping up, being leaders on the sideline. Yelling at everyone, teaching everyone up. Making positive everybody is sweet, too. I’m on the sidelines as properly. Leaders attempting to maintain us up, hold us centered on the sport.”

KEEPING THIS TEAM UP WITH MORE TO PLAY FOR

‘We perceive we have nonetheless bought lots to play for. Just preserving these guys in it, preserving the younger guys centered, preserving a few of the older guys, the veterans, centered as properly. Just all staying collectively as a group and staying centered on the purpose we wish to accomplish. I’m nonetheless pleased with these guys. It was a tricky loss tonight. We simply must hold everyone up, everyone going for subsequent week.”

JOE MILTON III’S GROWTH AS A QUARTERBACK

“Joe Milton is a good participant. He’s a brother as properly. Me and Joe, we speak on a regular basis, really. We speak about issues like this on a regular basis. He will get time to go in and shine. We consider in Joe as an offense. And I really feel like he is actually going to step up in that position, no matter occurs. Just prepared for it. We’re going to go along with it.”

IF THERE WERE ANY DIFFERENCES IN PRACTICE

“Not in any respect. We had an incredible observe all week. Competed, went on the market daily and labored. We cannot management what occurs. But adversity hit us. We wanted to answer it.”

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