The Auburn Tigers got off to a fast start against South Carolina on Saturday. However, the Gamecocks turned the tide in the second half, holding on for a 30-22 victory over the visiting Tigers.

Many fans expressed frustration at coach Gus Malzahn, OC Chad Morris and QB Bo Nix after the loss.

Speaking in his postgame press conference, though, Malzahn kept things mostly positive, saying the offense did a good job outside of some red-zone struggles and turnovers.

Here’s what he had to say after the game:

On the heart his team showed:

On offensive inconsistencies:

On a bad ending to the final drive:

On 3 turnovers leading to 21 points for South Carolina:

On RB Tank Bigsby, who ran for 111 yards:

On continuing to believe in the offense moving forward:

On Bo Nix’s performance:

On tension between Nix and WR Seth Williams:

On red-zone struggles:

Auburn travels to Oxford next weekend to take on Ole Miss. Will facing the Rebels’ depleted defense be just what the doctor ordered?