Sunday, October 17, 2010

Big Texas: "Sometimes People Don't Like Getting Hit In the Mouth."


If you need a good quote after the game, go to Rodney “Big Texas” Garrott, the junior from Sparkman High School is never at a loss for words. But, more importantly, his words are matched by actions. Garrott never takes a play off and plays with an all-out intensity a la Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens. Here is what he had to say after the dominant performance against Tennessee State:

Comments on the shutout:

“You can’t really plan for it-- to shut a team out. But when it happens it is something special. That is what we are working for. We would love to shut out every team [but its hard to do] but sometimes everything just works in the right way.”

“We watched film and they are a running team. All practice we said we were going to stop the run, that’s our main priority. We came out and stopped the run. We made them go to something they were less comfortable with and it showed. They were not able to stretch the field. . . .”

On the intensity and extracurricular activity between the teams:

"It’s a physical game. Sometimes people don’t like getting hit in the mouth. Its hard from their point of view and I think they got a little frustrated by it. A little talking never hurt anybody."

The team’s focus:

"You can’t look past an opponent. We are taking it one game at a time. Every game is our OVC Championship. . . If we keep that approach we are going to win it all. That’s how we are going at it."

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