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Rocco Looks at Western Carolina with Media

September 9, 2008
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Listen to Danny Rocco's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

Listen to Danny Rocco's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

Audio link to Rocco's weekly press conference

Liberty Head Coach Danny Rocco held his weekly media press conference in the Donor Room of the Williams Football Operations Center earlier this afternoon.

Below are some of the subjects Rocco touched upon, including a review of his squad following the first two weeks of the year, a recap of the Glenville State game and a preview of the Flames' match-up with Western Carolina:

• Remarks on the first two weeks of the 2008 season, including the team's ability to dominate at times during both games
• Comments on the team's recent ranking in the Sports Network's Top 25 poll
• Comments on the sellouts at Williams Stadium for the first two games of the year and the University's ability to fill the stadium beyond capacity in games one and two
• Comments on the team's current home and overall winning streaks
• Comments on the team's statistics from the Glenville State game
• Comments on playing numerous players during the first two games, including later in the contest
• Highlighted some players with standout performances against Glenville State, including Britt Stone, Brock Smith, Mike Brown, Jonathan Crawford, Zach Terrell, Chad Brown, Daryl Robertson, Jamal Giddens and Chris Rocco
• Preview of Western Carolina offense and defense
• Comments on Rocco's previous meetings with Western Carolina's Head Coach Dennis Wagner when both were coaches at other institutions
• An injury update, including the status of Rashad Jennings, Nick Hursky, Britt Stone, Paul Young, Pierre Tinsley, Chuck Duffey and Tommy Shaver
• Matching up with Western Carolina's wide receiver Marquel Pittman and his similarities to Liberty's Chris Summers
• Comments on the impact Patrick Calvary has made on the program during his four years at Liberty
• Asked to comment on how Western Carolina's Head Coach Dennis Wagner is taking a similar road to building a program as Rocco and his staff began three years ago
• Asked to comment on how it is to play a team following a 69-0 loss (like Western Carolina did to Florida State this past weekend)
• The pressure on his squad now that the team is in the Top 25 and the impact it could have in accomplishing the team's goals of making it into the FCS playoffs
• How this Week 3 compares to Liberty's 2006 and 2007 third games of the year
• Asked about the team's kicking rotation following the injury to Paul Young
• About the likelihood of Mike Brown getting more chances at quarterback following his performance against Glenville State
• How Rashad Jennings' cast will affect the running back's ability to carry the ball
• Comments on the team's offseason focus in winning on the road this year

You can access the audio link to today's press conference by clicking here or by clicking the link at the top of this page.

Rocco meets weekly with members of the local media each Tuesday throughout the season and LibertyFlames.com will bring you the audio file following the weekly event.