Vanderbilt head coach Robbie Caldwell talked with Tony Barnhart and Wes Durham on 790 The Zone in Atlanta this morning about the 28-14 win over Ole Miss.
In classic Caldwell fashion, the first-year head coach said, “I always heard the Good Lord looks after fools and children and I’m not a child (laughs).”
Caldwell said the key to defeating Ole Miss was the team believing and working to wear down the Rebels’ defense. The Commodores rushed for 227 yards and did not have a turnover in the win.
“We did (believe we could run the ball). We thought there were some things we could do. We felt like if we could get them tired, we could do some things. It looked like they ran out of gas (in the Jacksonville State loss) and that’s what we hoped would happen.”
“We had to change the attitude that we can win. [Our players] just kept fighting. We shot ourselves in the foot (in the season-opener). We should be 2-1.”
In closing, Caldwell joked, or maybe he wasn’t when he said, “They’re (the boys back in Pageland, SC) going to ship me some turkeys and we’re going to feed the team (laughs).”
Vanderbilt is OFF this weekend, before a trip to Connecticut.
You can watch Caldwell’s post-game presser from Saturday right here: