October 14, 2012

NOTEBOOK: Negativity is no concern for Tigers

AUBURN -- The Tigers' 1-5 start has brought some unwanted attention to the program, which has the potential to affect players in negative ways.

Defensive back Joshua Holsey has an easy solution to that problem.

He's maintained a positive mindset by staying away from places where negative energy festers. So in other words, Holsey is limiting spent on Internet and television.

"You know everybody's going to talk, so you just listen to what our coaches are saying then you should be pretty good," Holsey said. "I try not to get on the Twitter and ESPN to see what everybody else thinks about us. That keeps you on the right track. If you start listening to what they're saying, then you get off track and start focusing on different things than you should be focusing on."

Center Tunde Fariyike said he didn't notice a flood of negativity inside the locker room Sunday afternoon. He's also glad that teammates didn't easily expunge memories from team's disappointing 41-20 loss to Ole Miss.

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