Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson says teammates 'gave up' against Alabama
Arkansas senior QB Tyler Wilson didn't play in Saturday's 52-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama because of a head injury, but he still made his way into the Hogs' postgame press conference. And it wasn't to pat his teammates on the back.
Here are Wilson's full comments, courtesy of the school's sports information department:
“I’ll start with the football game. First of all, it wasn’t very pretty to watch. It wasn’t pretty to sit on the sideline and watch as a player, it sucks I can’t do anything about it. Do I feel that we, at times, gave up out there? Absolutely. As a leader it sucks to see people not do their jobs and to see things go wrong, there has been a lot of things go that way.
"As a leader, at this point you have to look forward. There has been a lot of people jump off of the bandwagon and it is my job to keep everyone in this organization and this team in that locker room together. I am going to make sure of it going forward. We’ve got a big game against Rutgers next week. I am going to do everything in my power to be a part of it and be the starting quarterback when we run out onto the field. And most importantly, get a win. You have to start with one before you can get the rest of them. I give you my word, I am going to do the best I can to make that happen.”
The Razorbacks were outgained 438 yards to 137 as they were shut out at home for the first time since 1966. Twitter was awash with Bobby Petrino jokes, and there's plenty of buzz already that Arkansas may go after Louisville coach Charlie Strong, an Arkansas native and a Central Arkansas grad, after the season.