A day after LSU's 28-16 win over
"I felt like the game was as I
anticipated it to be. We managed the situation of rain and the turf well. Matt
(Flynn) would well have played better if it hadn't had been uneven turf. We did
the things that we needed to do to win and controlled the game.
On the multiple runners in the offense …
"There are different styles of running. It benefits the offense, if the defense can't with repeated calls, zero in on what the offense is doing. It also gives a very fresh running attack. The backs aren't getting a tremendous amount of carries. If you look at the number of guys who carried balls for us, (Jacob) Hester probably gets the most touches. Then after that, it is maybe (Ryan) Perrilloux or (Trindon) Holliday. It has to continue to be that way. I enjoy it because everyone is lending their piece and their talent to the team."
On using two quarterbacks …
"To me the opportunity to use a quarterback that can throw and run gives your offense a tremendous advantage. The idea that we have (Ryan) Perrilloux that has some mobility as well as a Matt Flynn when healthy is something that we need to concern ourselves with. There are things that each guy does differently better than the other guy. Matt Flynn is the quarterback. Matt Flynn is our starter. I think Matt understands exactly what we are doing. I want my other quarterback, whoever the quarterback is, ready to go onto the field to play if something happens to my starter."
On any injuries …
"(Brett) Helms came out of the game
for a brief period of time. He had a contusion on his elbow. We think he'll be
back for us. (Matt) Flynn is really sore. He's managing the ankle. He's better
in the back end of this week certainly than he was for the game. Early (Doucet)
is going to step up and do some more work this week. We'll see how this week
goes for him. For him, really I don't know if we are looking at (him playing
against) Tulane as much as we are the week after. Will
On the return game …
"That is something where we need to look to improve to get some more return yards. We'll get it in the kick returns. We'll have to get Jared (Mitchell) comfortable there fielding balls and possibly look at some other alternatives. (Chad Jones) is one of the guys in the mix certainly. Trindon Holliday still is too. Trindon Holliday lined up on the onside (kick) and they opted to kick it deep."