“They fully expected to win, prepared to win and were ticked off that they didn’t win,” Applewhite said. “That’s your response as a coach Sunday. Who’s going to walk through the door, and what are they selling?
“When you look at their body language, how they approach practice, and how they come to meeting, they were irritated and wanted to win. You saw clenched jaws and a bunch of guys that wanted to go to practice. You didn’t see them on the sideline in yellow jerseys saying they were hurt. You saw guys who couldn’t move their arms because they played (100) snaps on defense going out to practice.”