Tyler Wilson Accuses Teammates of Giving Up Versus Alabama

Updated: September 16, 2012

Should the leader of a team be talking like this, especially when he couldn’t be physically available to play?

I don’t know. But what I do know is that with Tyler Wilson out of the game Arkansas got rolled by a potent Alabama offense on Saturday afternoon. Eddie Lacy was looking like Trent Richardson the way he was running through tackles and Bama’s young wide receivers really stepped it up to another level. Their 2012 offense looks much better than the 2011 offense that featured #3 overall pick Trent Richardson.

Either way, Wilson wasn’t pleased and had a lot to say:

“I’ll start with the football game. First of all, it wasn’t very pretty to watch. It wasn’t pretty to sit on the sideline and watch as a player, it sucks I can’t do anything about it. Do I feel that we, at times, gave up out there? Absolutely. As a leader it sucks to see people not do their jobs and to see things go wrong, there has been a lot of things go that way. As a leader, at this point you have to look forward. There has been a lot of people jump off of the bandwagon and it is my job to keep everyone in this organization and this team in that locker room together. I am going to make sure of it going forward. We’ve got a big game against Rutgers next week. I am going to do everything in my power to be a part of it and be the starting quarterback when we run out onto the field. And most importantly, get a win. You have to start with one before you can get the rest of them. I give you my word, I am going to do the best I can to make that happen.”