Monday Press Conference news and notes
Not a ton here heading into an off week, but did get a video of Kenny Edenfield talking about Corey Robinson and Deon Anthony and their roles in the offense.
Troy hosts Western Kentucky on Oct. 11.
Western Kentucky senior quarterback Kawaun Jakes will undergo an MRI today (Monday) to check out his left knee. Jakes did not play in the second half of Western’s 26-13 win over Arkansas State last week. Here is the story from the College Heights Herald. Here’s WKU beat writer Chad Bishop’s story also.
Troy’s defense has played well in the last two games allowing just 24 points. The Trojans will be tested as a good Western Kentucky team comes to town. The Hilltoppes are 4-1 and also have the week off heading into the Oct. 11 game with Troy.
WKU rushed for 243 yards against Ark State. Antonio Andrews rushed for a career-high 215 yards on 29 carries. It was his third consecutive 100-yard game.
Shermane TeArt suffered a stinger on the first play of the second half against South Alabama. D-Line coach Randy Butler said he expects TeArt to be fine for Western Kentucky.
Jimmie Arnold sprained his ankle against South Alabama. Troy coaches say they will monitor his progress daily and see how his recovery goes. We likely won’t get a definitive answer until next week. He is hopeful to play.
Cornerback Ethan Davis has missed all five games recovering from a knee injury. Davis has been cleared to play, but coaches say they will let him make the call on whether he plays or not.
ON ELIMINATING TURNOVERS (He was joking in the first part.)
“We’re going to see how many turnovers we can get in a game and still win. See if we can set a record for that. A lot of times when you harp on stuff, and harp on stuff, and harp on stuff, they start thinking about it too much. We’re going to continue to do what we do and work on ball security. Hopefully, we can get these guys to pay a little more attention.”
ON BRYDEN TRAWICK’S FIRST INTERCEPTION
“I saw his momma and daddy after the game. They asked where he was. I said, ‘He’s in the press room. He finally got an interception.’ Brynden is a good player. To me, he could be a great player if he really took to what we were doing and took coaching a little better. He’s a big NFL-looking guy, you know, and he makes a lot of tackles.”
ON OL BEING FLAGGED POST-PLAY THIS SEASON
“I don’t know. I guess we’re being physical. Every once in a while, you’re going to get one of those. You have to find that happy medium of being physical but not being dirty or anything, I guess. We pride ourselves on our physicality and playing fast. We have to get ourselves under control more in certain situations.”