Arkansas’ nightmare season continued on Saturday as the team was hammered 52-0 by Alabama in Fayetteville. Quarterback Tyler Wilson was unable to play in the game because of a head injury, but he sure was able to comment on the loss.
Wilson accused his teammates of quitting against the top team in the country.
“I’ll start with the football game,” he said in the postgame media conference. “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.”
Wilson then proceeded to make his best Tim Tebow at Florida impression.
“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.”
Wilson apparently approached Arkansas’ media relations staff about speaking to the press after the game because he had something he wanted to say. Guess we know what it was.
Wilson was clearly fired up after the loss, which is more than what we can say for the rest of the Hogs. Maybe this is the exact sort of leadership the team needs after losing to Louisiana-Monroe and Alabama in consecutive weeks.
And who’s public enemy No. 1 in Arkansas right now? Jessica Dorrell, no doubt. You all know why.
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