Sean Monahan knows exactly where to go when Johnny Gaudreau has the puck.
“I felt like we had the puck a lot tonight,” Ferland said. “As the game went on, I felt more comfortable out there. The game felt like it was getting slower.”
McNair said in the statement. “I am truly sorry to the players for how this has impacted them and the perception that it has created of me which could not be further from the truth. Our focus going forward, personally and as an organization, will be towards making meaningful progress regarding the social issues that mean so much to our players and our community.”
Already well-entrenched in the NBA record book for his triple-doubles, Westbrook added another mark: He is the only player in NBA history to record a triple-double against every team he has faced.
“Just get a win. That’s all I did, that’s all I worry about — getting a win,” he said. “Happy it could come against them.”
Wide receiver Brandon Johnson said the team’s “top priority” now is to earn a bowl bid. The players are trying not to get distracted by all the speculation surrounding the coaching staff’s future.
“The stuff with the coaching staff, it will handle itself,” running back Ty Chandler said. “We’re just focusing on moving forward. I know Coach Jones is a great man. He’s doing what he’s supposed to do. We’re just moving forward and focusing on the next game.”
Jones’ assistants are taking the same approach.
“Nobody’s stupid,” defensive coordinator Bob Shoop said. “We all know what’s going on, but like I said, I choose rather than to look at that, to look at the opportunity we have to go out in Neyland Stadium [on] Saturday night.”