"There's a reason why they have those (point) spreads. That's someone's opinion," said Trooper Taylor, Arkansas State's assistant head coach and cornerbacks coach. "You still have to play the game... You've seen their size on defense, on offense, in the line position. You'll be wondering why we came out of the tunnel, because they're huge. But we look forward to the challenge."
"He really kept the chains moving," receivers coach Trooper Taylor said. "When we needed a spark, he gave us one. The best thing about Kodi is, a lot of people don't understand his role because he went from quarterback to wide receiver. And I try to explain it to them: If you look at a rock wall, you see all the big stones but what most people don't notice is those little stones hold those big stones together. Kodi's one of those little stones that keeps the whole thing together."