Houston Nutt talked to a radio station in Charlotte about tonight’s game, and thanks to the folks at Sports Radio Interviews, we’ve got text from the interview:
Asked about starting the SEC schedule this week versus South Carolina on a short week:
“Your still beat up from the previous game a little bit; it’s such a quick turnaround. It’s really hard because it’s the first time for a lot of our staff members to play on a Thursday night. In the summer we take the first four conference games and do summer study on them and do the best you can and get the most work you can done.”
Asked about the target on their chest for being ranked 4th in the nation:
“I told our guys that a lot of these things, the play that your getting, you can’t control it. Last year you weren’t getting any before the season, so remember the same guys that picked you towards the bottom last year are picking you towards the top. So what does that mean? It doesn’t mean anything. What you have to do is play, play the most unbelievable game in the work with incredible passion, execution. You got to block, you got to tackle and you’re going into one of the greatest atmospheres in college football and everybody’s got to handle their business. Only thing that matters is the end of year, bottom line.”
The entire transcript is here.