Buddy Pough, head coach of the South Carolina State Bulldogs football team, did not hold back in his interview with ABC Columbia on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs were originally scheduled to play in Columbia against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, but the game has been moved to Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Ian. When asked if this change would perhaps benefit his team, Pough had this to say: “We had plenty of days to prepare for UCF and that didn’t help.”

Pough is referring to a rough season-opener in which his Bulldogs fell to the UCF Knights, 56-10.

However, Pough mentioned that he’s hopeful that this time his team “will go in the opposite direction”, and give South Carolina a tough game. Pough also noted that his team did not practice on Monday, but that would not have been the case had he known the game would be played on Thursday.

“Two days is enough. Let’s go see if we can practice a good one more day and then see if we can play”, Pough said.

The South Carolina State Bulldogs will enter Thursday’s match with a 1-2 record.