Fred Bennett: FAU Post Game
Question: What changed after the first drive of the night when Florida Atlantic marched 80 yards in 4 plays?
Answer: I just thought that we went out and worked our game plan to perfection. I thought they came out fired up on that first drive. We went out there a little lackadaisical, but we kind of picked our intensity up.
Question: Is this the kind of game that this team needed considering that Auburn is coming to town on Thursday?
Answer: Yeah, this is a big confidence boost. We needed a win like this for our confidence against Auburn. They're coming in ready to play, and we've just got to be ready to play Thursday.
Question: It's been a long time since you blew a team out like this. How big of a win was this for you?
Answer: It's a real big win. I thought our offense came out and did some amazing things. My hat's off to Florida Atlantic. I thought they came out and did some good things, but I thought we just had it clicking tonight.
Question: How do you guys prepare for Auburn, which will feature the best passing attack you have faced so far this season?
Answer: It's my job to get those guys (younger players) ready. I think in their hearts and their minds, they want to be ready. I think they're ready for the big challenge. I don't think they're our first real big test. I thought we played some real good teams the first couple of games. It might be a big test, but I've just got to get those guys ready to play, and I think they are ready to play in their hearts.
Question: Does Kenny Irons playing for Auburn give you guys any extra incentive heading into that contest?
Answer: No, we just worry about South Carolina. Like I said, they're coming to play Thursday and we're coming to play Thursday. May the best team win.
Question: Have you talked with the younger guys yet about what happened at Auburn last season?
Answer: No, I haven't gotten around to all that. We're just going to enjoy this win tonight, and we'll get around to talking about that tomorrow.
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