By LARRY VAUGHT
Question: What does the energy Mark Stoops has brought to the program mean to you?
Derek Abney: “It is amazing. I think it is fantastic. To be in the SEC and be in the top 20 (recruiting) this year. We were one or two for I don’t know how long. Coach Stoops came from such great Florida State defense and then Neal Brown it goes without saying what great programs he has strung together on offense. That is a serious combination when you have the recruiting and those two programs that they have proven to have. It’s just a matter of time before they start stringing together wins.”
Question: Why does offensive coordinator Brown need 10 or more receivers for this offense when you and your teammates never wanted to come off the field?
Derek Abney: “We threw the ball a lot, but the tempo he needs and has is more than we had. He just needs bodies out there. They put a lot of mileage on those receivers. This is a unique system for us and we need to give them time. He needs them for practice and games. It takes a toll on you, so you need a lot of bodies in games and practice.”