In another juicy tid-bit from today’s weekly presser, Coach Stoops was asked a question on how he feels about his secondary unit now versus a couple of weeks ago. Coach’s answer to it is below, and it appears that some guys have stepped it up since that not-so pleasant performance against the Hilltoppers back in Nashville:
“COACH STOOPS: Big test this week, but I do feel like we’re getting better in the secondary. The guys are working much harder. You know, I think Cody (Quinn) will be back full speed this week, which will help. He was ready to go last week in an emergency situation. He was ready to go if we needed him. I think he should be healthy and ready to go. That will help give us a little bit of depth. I think Nate (Willis) is getting his legs underneath him, starting to get in shape and playing better. So I think we’re improving there. And Fred (Tiller), I think, has been working hard and technique wise and just being more aggressive and working harder to understand the game. I’ve been pleased, yeah.”
Having Quinn back and ready to go this week will make a big difference for this already struggling unit; especially if they want to make life rather uncomfortable for Mr. Bridgewater come Saturday.