“We started out like a bottle rocket. When you look at the first game, I kind of thought in the back of my mind with all of the new players we had I thought there was going to be some gitters. I thought there was going to be some inconsistency, inconsistency with Tajh, inconsistency with all of them. I kind of felt that. We had a few three and outs in the first half after coming out and scoring. We didn’t let up. Its not that they let up. It was just the fact that the guys hadn’t been together, it was the first game, a new offensive coordinator and the whole bit. We couldn’t get in a rhythm. I couldn’t get in a rhythm as a play caller. They couldn’t get in a rhythm as a player. We would get a couple of good plays, then a bad play. That kind of concerned me, but in the back of my mind I said you better have something prepared if that does happen. We came in at halftime and we were down. I kind of looked at some of the guys faces and I told them why so many long faces. Not a concern or anything, but they were just kind of down. I said wait a minute, timeout, hold on. This isn’t the way this thing is going to work. We are all right. We are just kind of killing ourself right now. I think you saw that. I told them we are going to pick ourselves back up, hit a few plays and this thing is going to take off. That was encouraging. I was very pleased with the way Tajh responded in the second half. They all did. We had to help our defense out and get us back up for those guys,” said Morris.
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