Everything Hendon Hooker said about playing in Alabama

Everything Hendon Hooker said about playing in Alabama

on if Josh Heupel is the same this week as any other week:

“Yes sir, yes sir, same hull. Every week he keeps that competitive nature high. It feeds on us. Just bringing that to the field and being aggressive while we’re out there, and playing our game, that’s something he preaches a lot about. We’re good enough to win right now and that’s what we’re doing.”

On the miscommunication with Jalin Hyatt in the end zone vs. LSU:

“Many times we work out our scrambling rules. So everyone in America, when the quarterback breaks out of the pocket, the receivers cut off their road and just walk into the open space and make a play, or come into the quarterback’s vision, and that’s what Hyatt was doing. He saw me slipping away and I was just trying to buy time to get the ball over him. But yeah, he interrupted his route and it was just miscommunication between me and him but we made up for that later on the route.

On Bru McCoy’s recent performances:

“He’s been a great addition. Great guy to be around. A great guy in our team, he fits in perfectly and is just down to earth and comes with an extremely high work ethic. Earlier today, Bru and I were talking, and that’s kind of what we expected for all of our guys. Just come in and make plays. Everybody’s here for a reason. So when it’s their turn to step in and to make games, we expect them to.”

How important it is to know where Alabama OLB Will Anderson is:

“He’s a must, for sure. You know, he’s a great player, he’s got good motor skills, he makes good plays. Their backend (of the Alabama defense) is very smart, very fast. They play very physically. At linebacker, you know they have Henry To’o To’o and he makes incredible plays. He’s a very cerebral player. As a team, their culture is already carved in stone. They come to play every game.

On the freshman wide receiver White Squirrel:

“It’s great to have all of our guys there. Squirrel being one of those guys who brings something different to the table. He has insane speed and is very witty and smart in the way he maneuvers in traffic. As you can see on the back, he’s very careful when taking hits, which I understand. But very excited to see the steps he’s taking from here moving forward and get the ball in his hand a lot more.”

If he believes in what Nick Saban calls “rat death” and if psychology affects a team’s play:

“Absolutely. Being complacent is a bad thing in any field you’re in. So by continuing to move forward and preserving through compliments or failures, you never know which side you’ll be on, but continuing to doing your job and keeping your eyes on the main goal is the main thing.

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