"The other guys can echo the calls," Wilson said. "I got a lot of help from Dennis Johnson today. He was doing the calls as an echo for me."
Wide receiver Jarius Wright said it's just part of the system.
"The way we operate, Tyler shouldn't have to say it but once in the huddle," Wright said. "The rest of the guys echo it. We all can do that. We can all make the calls."
"I think the communication has really improved as we have gotten deeper in the season," Swanson said. "Our line isn't where we want to be yet, but if you put in the tape from the first game and then look at what we are doing now, it's like night and day."
Wilson said he liked the protection in the Auburn game. He said it's improved by a great margin in the last few quarters.
"There were a couple of calls, a couple of plays, that you aren't going to get them all," he said. "Those are screens and you see how many they have coming and there aren't enough linemen. You just get the ball out of your hands as quick as you can and take the hit. That was the situation on the screen (for a touchdown). I knew that was a play that our linemen did their job and I have to take the hit and that's what you do (to get a touchdown)."
Wilson said he sees a big improvement in first-time starters Jason Peacock and Grant Freeman at offensive tackle.
"They are getting better every week," Wilson said. "I think we have improved each week. We are still working to get better. We still want to be better in the run game. That was a big focus today."
Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee, who coaches quarterbacks, said fundamentals and technique were the order of the day, too. He said Wilson has a tendency to throw without setting his feet and that was a focus as the Hogs work during an open date.
"Tyler can do that and we don't want to take that away from him," McGee said. "But at the same time, we want the feet set, the shoulders in the right place. This is a good week to work on that. It's a time that you want to clean up some technique, work on some drills that you don't have time every week during the season."
McGee was about 15 minutes behind the veterans into the media room. He said it was because they had extra practice for the newcomers and younger players.
"It's a time to get some extra work that you don't have time during other weeks," McGee said. "It's a time to look and work at your young quarterbacks like Brandon Allen."
How did Allen look?
"He's growing (as a quarterback)," McGee said. "He can make all of the throws. He's learning our offense. He looks very good. We try to get him as much developmentwork as we can in a week like this."
McGee was asked about the development of Greg Childs, coming back from knee surgery. Is he returning to his old form?
"I think you see that," McGee said. "I think he's got fresh legs now. I think he's aggressive in his blocking. There are some plays that have worked because of his blocks. You saw that last week and there were a couple of really big plays that we got the week before against Texas A&M because of his blocks. He's gotten some awards for those plays.
"Right now, you see Tyler just going to the players that are in the progressions. Some of those lead to Jarius Wright or Joe Adams. There will be some games that defenses take away those options and then it might be Greg's option. That's just the way it works in this offense. He'll benefit when that happens."
McGee said he's proud of the veteran leadership within the team the past two weeks. He said intensity and competitive spirit has increased.
"I thought that was a problem in the game we lost," he said. "But I think you saw the fight and the competitive spirit come back from some of our older guys. You saw it in their eyes, from guys like the running backs. Guys like Dennis Johnson, Broderick Green and even from Ronnie Wingo in the A&M game."
Wingo didn't play against Auburn because of a toe injury, but McGee called the running back "fine" on Tuesday.