Freeze impressive in Sun Belt Media Day

It's about doing the little things right. It's about winning the day for Arkansas State's New Head Coach Hugh Freeze and his Red Wolf Football team. It was apparent that Freeze won the day in his first Sun Belt Media Days here Tuesday. Go "Inside" to hear what Freeze had to say about his football team.

It's about doing the little things right.

It's about winning the day for Arkansas State's New Head Coach Hugh Freeze and his Red Wolf Football team.

"You won't win on Saturday if your not winning today in the weight room and in the classroom," Freeze said during his time at the Sun Belt Media Day Tuesday. "We are teaching our young men that they have to win each day to prepare to win games this fall."

Freeze stresses that each player and each coach needs to focus on what they can do to help themselves become better each day.

Family appears to be a big factor in describing this Arkansas State Football team.

"Coach Freeze is a guy that has pulled this team together better than I have ever seen," Senior Center Tom Castilaw said. "We are a big family. Coach Freeze stresses family, we are closer to our teammates, we are closer to our coaching staff."

Freeze has brought a new excitement and energy to Jonesboro in his first year as head coach at Arkansas State. He was asked if he ever imagine this much excitement when he was named head coach last December.

"I really didn't expect this much excitement in AStateNation," Freeze said. "With that excitement comes a burden for me not to let our fans down. I want every ASU fan to leave our stadium after a game giddy with excitement on how their team played and represented their University."

The Red Wolves offense put up some impressive numbers last fall under Freeze's direction, the first year coach is hoping for better production.

"We put up some good numbers last year but we left some points out on the field," Freeze said. "The more time we put in on the offense the more efficient we will be. We are definitely hoping for better numbers this fall."

Freeze was asked what was his biggest concern going into his first season as the head coach.

"I probably will always say every year the offensive line," Freeze said. "It's because that group is so important to our offense. How the big men go and play is how we go and play overall as an offense."

While Freeze admits the O-line is a concern, he appears not to be overly concerned.

"I have a lot of faith in Darren Hiller our coach and in guys like Tom (Castilaw)," Freeze said. "While we have lost a lot of guys with experience on the offensive front, it has caused us to compete a lot at the position with a lot of new faces. Not to say those guys aren't talented, they are just untested."

Freeze made it very apparent in the press conference that he and his team was ready to get football camp underway.

"We can't wait to get started," Freeze said. "We are itching to get going. The work ethic this team has put in during spring ball and this summer will hopefully pay off. The players are very excited about getting this season underway."