Today, Joker Phillips had the first of his annual Rivalry Week press conferences.
Billy Joe Murphy and Matt Smith, Taiedo Smith still not practicing tomorrow.
- Josh Clemons "Durable."
- Don't have to say much about the rivalry.
- Morgan Newton "Faster than he looks."
- Have to run Newton more, especially from the shotgun.
- Louisville will "stack the box and dare you to throw."
- Have to recognize blitzes.
- Newton has had 9 or 10 drops.
- Had to use tight ends in protection a lot.
- Newton runs better than the tight ends, and needs to check down after a couple of reads and run the football.
- About Josh Clemons -- Backs are "born" a great back. You don't teach it.
- "There will be a lot of swings in momentum in a game like this."
- Was not surprised about anything Randall Cobb did except bring it out 8 yards deep.
There will be lots of these this week, no doubt.