Red Wolves have a pair of "Aces"

One coach is fiery and excitable, the other very laid back and doesn't get rattled when the bullets start flying. This would easily describe Arkansas State's Head Coach Hugh Freeze and the Red Wolves defensive coordinator Dave Wommack. One thing for sure they have become the "Perfect" pair for Arkansas State this fall.

One coach is fiery and excitable, the other very laid back and doesn't get rattled when the bullets start flying.

This would easily describe Arkansas State's Head Coach Hugh Freeze and the Red Wolves defensive coordinator Dave Wommack.

Freeze admitted Monday during his weekly press conference that he and Wommack was a perfect pair. Freeze is a very emotional, easily hyped up and a fiery motivator.

Wommack a veteran and seasoned defensive coordinator is the exact opposite. His players say he is cool under fire even if that fire is coming from Freeze.

"A lot of coaches might not react to me so well," Freeze said smiling Monday. "When the opponent makes a big play, I get on the head sets and ask what's going on. Dave just settles down and goes to the next play to figure out how to stop them."

They say opposites attract, and this pair of coaches has helped turned Arkansas State Football into an instant winner.

The Red Wolves find themselves 5-2 overall, one game from being bowl eligible and 3-0 in Sun Belt action.

When asked about becoming bowl eligible, Freeze smiled and played it off as he usually does.

"It's not something we are going to bring up to our players," Freeze said. "We are going to just go about taking care of our business and approach this week like any other."

Arkansas State plays host to North Texas this Saturday in Jonesboro in a 6:00 p.m. contest, a Red Wolves win would be one of the best starts this program has seen in several years.

"Yes it was our goal at the beginning of the season to win the Sun Belt Conference and to go to a bowl," Freeze said. "Every player committed to each other and to the team that was what our goals were."

Wommack's arrival to Jonesboro as the Red Wolves new defensive coordinator has played a big role in that success.

"I have said from day one that I thought our defense would be our strength this season," Freeze admitted. "Dave and his staff have done a tremendous job this season. They do a great job game planning and they do a great job adjusting to what the opponent is doing at the half."

Speaking of defensive accomplishments, Wommack's defense hasn't allowed a 100 yard rusher all season.

Pretty impressive considering that Arkansas State is the only team to hold Virginia Tech's David Wilson under 100 yards and below a five yard per carry stat.

Not to mention shutting down Western Kentucky's Bobby Rainey, who rushed for over 200 yards against Louisiana Lafayette this past week.

"I'm really proud of Dave and the job he and his staff have done," Freeze repeated. "They have made a big difference in this team this season. They are one of the main reasons we are having the success we are currently having."

While it doesn't hurt to be lucky every once in a while, it also doesn't hurt to have a pair of aces up your sleeve like Freeze and Wommack on your team either.