Aaron Miller, OT
On getting to play as a freshman ?
?It?s been really exciting coming out and playing early against the best competition in the nation. It?s pretty fun, getting out there and banging heads with those big guys, some of the best athletes playing defensive line. It?s been exciting.?
On if he thought he would play this much this early?
?I could gauge how well I could play early in practice because I was going up against one of the best in Sweet Pea Burns. So, I felt like I could come out and compete pretty well.?
On how to take the losing streak?
?It?s pretty tough. You just have to stay positive in your approach and come in and grind it.?
On how to stay positive?
?You just think about the positive things you did in the last game and see if you can build on that, see if you can be more consistent at it.?
Scott Mitchell, WR
On Andre Woodson?
?You can tell in the past (that) when he?s come in the game he?s been anxious. You can see the growth in him as he gets more playing time.?
On the good play of young players ?
?That?s what we?re trying to build on. With this season, we have two games left. We are trying to build for next season and send the seniors out with something they can be proud of.?
On the emotion of Senior Day?
?I think it?s up to us to sustain that excitement and emotion the whole game. If we play like that the whole game through, then we?ll definitely be in a position to win.?
On having some good drives against good defenses like Auburn and Georgia?
?We need to execute better every drive. You can see what we?re capable of against those teams and defenses that are good. We need to put more of those drives together and execute on every down.?
Jon Sumrall, LB
On the mood of team?
?It (Vanderbilt) is the last game the seniors have at home, we want to do our best to send them out on a good note. Those guys have been through a lot.?
On Vanderbilt fans tearing the goalposts down last year?
?I remember them tearing the goalposts down. The way that we have played this year, there is no telling what our fans will do if we could just get a win for them. I remember those guys doing that and I want to experience a win because we haven?t experienced it in several weeks now. It is something that when you get it, you cherish it because you don?t always know when you are going to get one. We are going out there and give it the best effort we can to give the seniors a win.?
On the rest of the season and postseason?
?More than anything now we are concerned with getting a win. Everybody knows that we are not going to a bowl game and everybody knows that we are not competing for anything like that. We are competing for our pride and we are competing for feeling that experience like getting a ?W? because there is no other feeling like that.?
On the senior banners on the wall in the Wildcat Den?
?I am sitting in here thinking, ?These are the guys that were here just a year before I was.? And, how little time I have left, to be honest with you, and how quick it has gone for these guys it is going the same way for me. Looking around at some of these names, guys that were freshmen when I was a senior in high school, it brings it to reality. You never expect to see their names up there. It shows you how fast it goes, and how much you have to cherish it because it goes so quick that you never know when it is going to end.?
On how long the Senior Day emotion will carry into the game?
?I don?t really know. Personally, coming in here now and seeing those names up there? as freshman you only spend three or four months with the seniors but when you are my age and this is your fourth year, you see those banners of those guys that you have put some time and work in with, and sweated and bled for and with. I get kind of emotional looking around at some of the names like; Earven Flowers, Sweet Pea (Burns) and Ellery Moore. I want those guys who have given everything they have, to see them to go out the right way.?