Norwood Excited About Facing #2 Ranked Tigers
Question: Has the team gone into any details about the situation that occurred with Kenny Irons a couple years ago?
Answer: No, they really haven't gone into any detail about that situation with Kenny Irons.
Question: What do you think of Irons as a player? Have you watched him on tape?
Answer: Oh yeah, I think he's a great back. I think he's a very good back. I thought he was a good back last year when Auburn recruited me.
Question: How difficult of a challenge will it be to consistently stop Irons on Thursday night?
Answer: It'll be tough. He's a good back. They're going to make plays, so it's just up to us to stop him.
Question: What would upsetting a team like Auburn do for this South Carolina program?
Answer: It would give us a lot of confidence going into this SEC stretch. We'd build on that, and it would help in recruiting also.
Question: Can you talk about the excitement of being a true freshman and getting ready to face off against the #2 team in the country?
Answer: It's very exciting. Playing the #2 team in the country, not everybody gets a chance to do that. Right now we've got a chance to make history.
Question: What's the mindset of the team heading into this game?
Answer: We feel like we can do it going into every game. We never feel like we can't, but this game in particular, we've got a lot more confidence.
Question: What kind of things has Coach Nix been emphasizing to the defense in practice?
Answer: Trying to focus on playing our assignments on every down and playing full speed every down.
Question: What did you learn from playing Georgia, who is a similar team to Auburn in many aspects?
Answer: We feel like we can compete in every game, but in the Georgia game in particular, we could have easily scored 21 or 24 points and won that game.
Question: Last year Auburn beat South Carolina 48-7. Is that game brought up in the locker room, and does that serve as motivation for this year's contest?
Answer: Well, that was last year, but it is brought up from time to time. This is a new season, and we're looking forward to playing Auburn. They're the #2 team in the nation, and we think we can beat them if we just get our assignments in.
Question: You appear to be getting more playing time as the season goes along. Can you talk about your season up to this point?
Answer: Up to this point, I'm just trying to get better, and actually just get better with consistency. I'm trying to do the small things that help the team out.
Question: Is everything at this level what you expected it to be thus far?
Answer: Yes, for the most part. The speed of the game is a lot faster, but for the most part I've enjoyed it.
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