Freeze wants better effort

Arkansas State has seven days until they host the defending Sun Belt Champions Florida International University. The Red Wolves have won back to back conference road games for the first time since 1986, you couldn't tell that talking to ASU Head Football Coach Tuesday after practice.

Arkansas State has seven days until they host the defending Sun Belt Champions Florida International University.

The Red Wolves have won back to back conference road games for the first time since 1986, you couldn't tell that talking to ASU Head Football Coach Tuesday after practice.

Freeze in his first season as the Red Wolves Head Man definitely has high expectations for this team, after watching his team practice on Tuesday he was far from being satisfied.

"We have a long ways to go offensively," Freeze said Tuesday. "People are definitely more prepared for us. Everyone is saying that they have to stop our offense, I don't think thats the strength of our team right now. They are focusing on how to stop us."

Freeze admitted he said from day one he felt that the offense probably wasn't the best unit of his team.

"I have said from day one back in the spring that the defense would be the strength of our team and I still stick with that," Freeze said. "We have to win up front. If you are always struggling to learn how to protect or to run the football it makes it a difficult challenge."

Freeze wants to find a way to better manage the game offensively, giving his team an extra advantage.

"We have to find a way to manage the offensively and score enough points," Freeze said. "We have done that in a couple of games this year."

Freeze is very impressed with Florida International.

"They are so talented," Freeze said. "They are the most talented team I have seen in this league especially from an athletic standpoint. We have to focus on coming to work and working hard each day. We didn't do that today. For us to be successful it's a must.

According to Freeze the Red Wolves will have a couple of extra practices between now and next Tuesday's Nationally televised game with the Panthers. ASU will also get a couple of days off between now and next week's contest.