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"Trust creates hope, hope creates belief, and belief creates wins"

After being counted out by many while down 28-7 against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Todd Berry and the Louisiana-Monroe coaching staff didn't panic, they believed that they had mentally trained their guys for moments like this.

As Berry explained looking back on the 34-31 overtime win, "We took a very aggressive approach to try get those kids to switch their brains to where we were going to go out and try to win rather, than try to play games close.'' 

The players trust the guys that roam the sideline and the coaches reciprocate that same trust. No statistic shows that kind of mutual trust more than the Warhawks being 6 of 7 on fourth down conversions on Saturday against a top ten opponent.

As we've all seen at this point, the biggest fourth down conversion of the game came in overtime when they passed on a field goal to tie the game and instead scrambled for a touchdown to win it.

"That trust creates hope, and I think hope creates belief and belief creates wins.'' Berry explained.

"There's a calmness. I don't think our guys are too worried about the venues or the helmets anymore. I think we just kind of go out and play.''

That belief will be put to the test this week as UL-Monroe takes on Auburn (0-2, 0-1), who is looking to rebound after tough losses to Clemson and Mississippi State.

"We need to be perfect, and right now we're not capable of that"

Bob Davie opened up his New Mexico coaching career with a big 66-21 win over Southern University last weekend, before traveling to Texas this past Saturday and suffering a 45-0 loss.

Davie noted that they did some promising things, and at times did some things that were just "inexcusable", citing a missed assignment or lining up in the wrong technique, which led to some big plays. Davie explained those are things that they can't afford to do against a team like the Longhorns, and expect to win.

"We need to be perfect, particularly when you come into places like this. And we're not capable right now of being perfect, to be quite honest."

Graham tells team post game: The hardest thing to handle is success

After their 45-14 win over Illinois, and moving to 2-0 overall, Todd Graham reminded his Sun Devil team that while adversity may seem difficult at times, the hardest thing for a team to handle is success.

Graham then challenged his players to walk, talk and sleep like champions for the rest of the night.

"When everyone else wants to tempt you to do something else, are you willing to sacrifice what it takes to be a champion? It might not cost you against Illinois, but it might cost you down the road."

"We're about winning a championship, not winning a few games or a bowl game...we're in this thing to win a championship." 

Kiffin explains how they spent the rain delay

With the second half of the USC and Syracuse game delayed, and the game stuck at 14-3 in favor of USC, each staff found themselves with some extra time on their hands to prepare for another half of football on Saturday.

Lane Kiffin explained how his staff and the players used the rain delay to their advantage in the clip.

"We didn't tell our players that this was going to happen, but we knew that it was probably going to get shut down in the third or fourth quarter," Kiffin explained.

"We were going to come in and get the pads off, we were going to go to dry shirts because of the temperature difference, and really let our guys sit around and really coach our guys schematically and not with a lot of energy."

 

Monday TV - MNF doubleheader

A doubleheader of NFL Monday Night Football tonight.

Eastern time listed.

NFL:

Cincinnati at Baltimore - 7 - ESPN

San Diego at Oakland - 10:15 - ESPN

College:

No games

High School:

No games

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