The game against Alabama was supposed to be the game that changed the season for the Razorbacks. If the Razorbacks won against Alabama, they would stake their claim as a national championship contender, but the results were dramatically crushed those hopes.
The Hogs were crushed 52-0 by the Crimson Tide. The team was dominated and humiliated in every aspect of the game.
Wilson watched the game from the sidelines recovering from an injury, and he did not like what he was watching.
After the game Wilson sat down to speak at the postgame press conference, which is unusual for a player who did not play.
He may not have played, but he had plenty to say.
In a brief rant Wilson called out his team for giving up.
"I'll start with the football game. Obviously, it wasn't very pretty to watch. It wasn't pretty for me to sit on the sideline and watch as a player. It sucks I can't be out there to do anything about it. Do I feel that we, at times, gave up out there? Yeah, absolutely. As a leader, it sucks to see people not do their jobs and things go wrong. There's been a lot of things gone that way. As a leader, at this point, you've got to look forward. And there's been a lot of people jump off the bandwagon and it's my responsibility as a leader to keep everybody in this organization, in this team, in that locker room together. And I'm going to make sure of it going forward. We've got a big game against Rutgers next week. I'm going to do everything in my power to be a part of it and be the starting quarterback and run out there on the field and get a win. You've got to start with one before you can get the rest of them. But I give you my word I'm going to do the best in my ability and the best in my power to make that happen. That's all I've got."
The speech did not help his draft stock. Many scouts and professional athletes frown upon players using the media to call out other players, and the outburst could bring his leadership abilities into question.
Wilson was now in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and he needed to get back onto the field to remind people in the NFL why he should be considered a first-round pick.