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 evening at Williams-Brice Stadium:

OPENING STATEMENT

“Obviously extraordinarily disenchanted with the efficiency and the result of the soccer sport. It’s all people concerned. Myself to our assistant coaches to our gamers. Had a possibility right here and did not reap the benefits of it. Credit to South Carolina. They performed nicely. Just disappointing that we did not carry out higher.”

THE DEFENSE NOT BEING ABLE TO GET OFF THE FIELD

“(South Carolina has) large, sturdy, bodily wideouts out on the skin. I felt like we’d have a possibility 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 sport, early within the soccer sport specifically, hit us with somewhat little bit of a wildcat, however we anticipated a few of these issues. The energy learn received us a pair occasions early. But on the finish of the day, we did not defend something the way in which that that you must. And you possibly can’t play on this league that method.”

THE STATUS OF HENDON HOOKER

“I do not (have an replace). We’ll consider after 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 every part. We tried a number of guys out on the sting and a few inside. But we did not coach or play nicely 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 might be in our constructing tomorrow afternoon and might 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 harm. And do not forget that as you progress ahead. Let it provide help to develop.”

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

“Spencer is a proficient man, proper? At occasions, when he had gotten sizzling, he performs sizzling. And he was.”

THE STATUS OF BRANDON TURNAGE

“I don’t. We’ll consider him after 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 youngsters 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 each side of it. Probably the truth 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 quick or not throughout the course of the season, our guys have been calm and responding the appropriate method. I did not query their want-to tonight. Obviously we did not put it collectively between defensively and offensively. Had a possibility 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 eager 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 an excellent job executing. We did not do it. Obviously it reveals 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 stress again there at him. You know, when you’ve got all day to throw, it tends to be rather a lot simpler.”

SEEING 63 POINTS ON THE SCOREBOARD

“It positively harm. I do not know if it is one thing you course of proper now, however it positively hurts the toughest.”

NOT BEING ABLE TO GET PRESSURE

“I do not suppose it was something completely different. Everything they did within the sport, we practiced it. I simply suppose we did a foul job of coming on the market and executing, making the most of 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 an excellent 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 vitality. Because loads 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 important to maintain 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 via my head was simply pray, actually. (Being) a man who has gone via loads of accidents, I do know it may be very powerful mentally and bodily on you. So I feel no matter is happening, we have simply received to do an excellent job getting again within the rehab conditions and maintain 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 via it each week. I feel we had a foul evening tonight. They got here out on their ‘A’ sport and we did not.”

TENNESSEE SENIOR OL JEROME CARVIN

LEADERS HELPING THIS TEAM MOVE ON WITH TWO GAMES LEFT

“It’s going to imply every part these previous few weeks, in case you come right down to it. We’ve received 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’ve got to maintain pushing. We’ve nonetheless received some ball to play. So we have got to maintain pushing.”

SEEING HENDON HOOKER GO DOWN

“Man, it was in all probability one of many worst issues I’ve seen on the market. Just realizing how laborious 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 certain. He’s a warrior. I do know he’ll.”

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

“I did not. I simply love that child.”

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

“We simply should go on the market and play. If they (the protection) have a down sport, we have got to go rating factors. We’ve received to place factors on the board. Vice versa. We’re stalling out, protection has to present us stops. Simple as that. It does not matter. You’ve received to play. It does not matter what the rating is, whenever you go on the market, you have to rating factors. We simply could not try this as we speak.”

THE BIG PICTURE REMAINING FOR THIS TEAM

“Man, we’re not anxious about (shedding out on the College Football Playoff) proper now. Honestly, simply replicate 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 all people on the group, we have got to reply. Simple as that. He’s going to make loads of performs for us. He’s going to be an excellent participant for us. We’re going to wish him. He’s going to play nicely 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 certain everyone seems to be protected. Everyone from gear guys to assist employees. Make certain everyone seems to be protected. Everyone did get via protected that I do know of.”

NOT HAVING AN ANSWER IN THE LOSS

“Man, it is powerful. You prepare so laborious for a ballgame. These are one-game seasons. You attempt to put every part into this one sport. Things simply did not go our method. We’ve received to get higher in all three phases. Man, we simply got here up quick tonight.”

CONVERSATIONS ON THE SIDELINE WHEN THINGS WERE NOT GOING WELL

“You’ve received to maintain a plan, easy as that. You cannot get down on a drive. The drive stalls out, you possibly can’t replicate on the issues, you progress ahead. You cannot replicate as a result of it can have an effect on performs transferring ahead. You’ve received to maintain pushing.”

WHY HE THINKS TENNESSEE DIDN’T HAVE ANSWERS

“Honestly, that they had an excellent sport plan for us. They gave us their greatest shot. We did not reply. Simple as that. When you play in video games like this, it’s important 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 would have liked a solution. Still pleased with these guys. Still pleased with this offense. We should regroup for subsequent week, Vanderbilt. We nonetheless received a sport on schedule. We should go on the market and compete.”

HIS LEVEL OF CONCERN WITH HENDON HOOKER

“We’re all positively involved. That’s our brother. That’s our quarterback that we imagine 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 suppose something shocked us. We ready the appropriate 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 all people, teaching all people up. Making certain everybody is nice, too. I’m on the sideline as nicely. Leaders attempting to maintain us up, maintain us centered on the sport.”

KEEPING THIS TEAM UP WITH MORE TO PLAY FOR

‘We perceive we have nonetheless received rather a lot to play for. Just conserving these guys in it, conserving the younger guys centered, conserving a few of the older guys, the veterans, centered as nicely. 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 should maintain all people up, all people going for subsequent week.”

JOE MILTON III’S GROWTH AS A QUARTERBACK

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

IF THERE WERE ANY DIFFERENCES IN PRACTICE

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

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