"That's a highlight, when you win," Klenakis said after a rainy practice outside in the stadium Tuesday. "That's always a highlight. But I didn't see any individual performances that I would give high ratings. I guess we'll have to just stick with that victory and call that a highlight. It's about the W and that's good.
"But for us to be where we want to be, it's about execution, pad level and finishing. I didn't think we did that this game. But what we did today isn't any different than what we will do all season. It's about finishing. It's about working. We will continue to work and it isn't going to be just today or tomorrow. It's going to be every day. That's what we are about."
Offensive tackle DeMarcus Love was clear about what players heard from coaches during the video study of the 44-3 victory over Tennessee Tech. It wasn't good enough on the offensive side.
"We had some running yards, but it wasn't as clean as we had hoped for in the offensive line. We are lucky that we have good backs because they beat some guys and made some plays. But we didn't get what we wanted as far as the running game. I think the backs made us look good a lot of the time.
"I think what we heard about mainly the last two days was that we have to clean up our run blocking. What we worked on today was coming off the football. It wasn't good enough."
The offensive line got an extra dose of sled work after practice, in front of a very focused Klenakis.
"He doesn't want any hesitation," Love said. "That's what he worked us on today, making sure we are not tentative and make sure we come off together. I guess we did a decent job in the second half. But we want to come out that way to start the game. We didn't get the start we wanted."
Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said the coaching staff saw good effort throughout the video, but it was the technique that suffered most.
"I think to the outside eye you might say at one point that we got it going," McGee said. "And the effort was good. It's important for these guys to do well. They want to do well. But when you really dig in to the video there are a lot of areas where we have to clean up the technique. It just wasn't there. We've got to get it cleaner.
"I think it's things like not seeing the front, little things. But the little things are what get you beat.
"I think the offensive line played with passion. But we made mistakes. For instance, we were in a goal line short yardage situation and Alvin Bailey was playing the wrong technique. He was playing it like he was against a three technique and it was a zero technique. It's a little thing. You have to open your eyes and understand the defense."
McGee said quarterback Ryan Mallett missed a few checks, but he was much harder on backups Tyler Wilson and Brandon Mitchell.
"I was really disappointed in Tyler and Brandon," McGee said. "I like to be positive, but at the same time if they were standing here, I'd say they were disappointing. They know it. They didn't perform. Both of them are really good quarterbacks and I hope if they get back out there this week that they will do better."
The running backs took a hit from McGee, too.
"They did some things that we were not comfortable with," McGee said. "They have to take better care of the football. It's about the way you go about your business. We want a conscious effort to secure the football."
Running back Knile Davis knew that was coming before they hit the video room after there were some fumbles that hit the ground.
"We don't put it on the ground like that, so I knew what to expect from the coaches," Davis said. "We worked on that today. We had a couple of drills to take care of that today. We all knew it was coming."
The Hogs also got a chance to handle a wet football.
"We got enough rain for it to be a distraction," McGee said. "It was a wet football and it was good to see how we would throw and catch it. I think it was a really good decision to go outside."