Lamar is pushing Derrick. It?s always good to have that competition. Derrick is a little ahead of Lamar right now.

You can?t put in as many plays as you?d like. There?s not a whole lot you can throw at them. They?re doing a good job and learning a lot.

The key for us will be to keep it close for three quarters and to give ourselves a chance to win the game in the fourth quarter. We want to control the ball and not turn it over. Of course, we want to stop the ball defensively and force third and long.

We stress that. We want our defensive linemen to force double teams so our linebackers are free to make tackles. Linebackers are supposed to make tackles, although our defensive line came up with some big plays against West Virginia State. The fact is our defense has played well as a team.