Q&A with Cam Newton

Sophomore quarterback Cam Newton talked briefly to the media on Tuesday after the disappointing loss to Ole Miss. Newton is currently a backup to starter Tim Tebow and talked about that role along with his current ankle injury, and how the team is preparing for Arkansas amidst the turmoil of a loss.

Cameron Newton profile

What is the team is doing to get past the loss to Ole Miss...

"We are just trying to bounce back. Coach Meyer said it is time for the leaders to step up and lead the team. It is time for everyone to quit waiting on someone to make a play and everyone make the play."

What were the main problems in the game?

"We just have to execute. Sometimes in the passing game against Ole Miss, we didn't execute. So our big thing this week is just to execute."

How is your ankle injury?

"I have been going to treatment every day and trying to get it better so when it is time to go, I will be ready. It's a high ankle sprain that has bothered me since the spring and I re-injured it in camp."

How are you and freshman John Brantley preparing each week for the games?

"We all know that Tim is the guy so Brantley and I look at it as if we are going to be ready regardless. Whoever gets called in to play, we are going to be ready to play. Like Coach says, if Tim goes down and grabs his ankle, one of us has to be ready to play."

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