Coordinators were available for interview today. In the video above, OC Randy Sanders talks about Patrick Towles’ first day back to practice, How his offense will balance having three quarterbacks, and what type of problems Mizzou’s defense presents. Have a glance.
–DC Rick Minter was pleased with the performance his team had against Georgia’s run offense, but he doesn’t attribute it to anything besides matching up well with the Bulldogs. “Some teams you just match up well with. [Georgia’s] style, scheme, players, demeanor we match up really well with. This two years in a row where we’ve just played them well.”
–Mizzou’s spread offense doesn’t change even if a different quarterback plays, according to Minter. QB James Franklin is doubtful for Saturday and has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury. Freshman QB Corbin Berkstresser has started in his place in the last couple of game.
-Minter thinks the cheap passing yards that Kentucky’s defense gave up overshadows the type of performance he thinks this young DBs had last Saturday. He thought DB Cody Quinn had another good game against one of the top SEC WRs in Tavarres King.
-Quinn said he’s “never phased” by giving up a big play. “I just flush it out, and then it’s on to the next play,” Quinn said. Head coach Joker Phillips views Quinn as a very confident kid and loves the type of demeanor he has on the football field.
–DB Coach Mike Cassity originally recruited Quinn while he was at Marshall. When he was hired by the Wildcats he says he just “changed jerseys, and asked him to come to Lexington.” He calls Quinn’s smile and enthusiasm contagious for the backfield. He wants to be out there and that shows in his play.
-Cassity believes that Quinn facing SEC WRs will greatly help his development as a corner. He expects big things going forward from the freshman and expects him to be in Kentucky’s starting lineup for a while.