“It kind of gave us some confidence. We were up 17-0 on the eventual national champions and we feel like we can play with anybody but we have to be able to finish it out,” said Freeman.
How much did the offense improve from week one to week two?
“I think we are getting there. I think we still have a long ways to go. Obviously we are not where we want to be and we left a lot out there. But still we had over 500 yards of offense and had a couple of sacks that we are not happy about. Some of those were not on the offensive line. They were on the schemes we were running and the pass protection we had called. Those are correctable things so that is the good news. It is not like we were just getting beat. We are hoping to correct the mistakes and get better,” said Freeman.
How would you evaluate the offensive line’s performance?
“It hasn’t been where we want. I think everyone has been disappointed with us and they should be. We are supposed to be the core group on this team. We have the most experience. We haven’t performed well, the way we want to. I think a lot of it has to do with our preparation. I don’t know if we got complacent or what. Last year we would be up here 24/7 it seemed like, just in the film room watching stuff on our own. We always knew what to expect. This year we have kind of, I hate to use the work complacent. I don’t think we have gotten complacent but we are just kind of doing what we have to do to get by and I think it is starting to catch up with us. I think everybody will be a lot more focused this week,” said Freeman.
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