I’m proud of our fb team. I thought our defense … we played that whole third quarter on our side of the field and our defense kept battling. Got the ball out of there on a third down (on Macho Harris strip of UM receiver Aldarious Johnson), and, daggone, if they don’t pick it up and take it to the 2 [yard line].
We’ve got to go home and take care of business, try to get to eight wins, which is going to be tough to do. I know there is one … I think that Maryland would have to beat North Carolina [on Saturday] and Georgia Tech would have to beat Miami [Nov. 22]. I think that would put us back in it, so there’s still a possiblity there. But certainly that’s up to somebody else. Proud of the way we hung in there, but it’s a tough loss.
The game was right there at halftime (7-7), it’s right there, and we played the whole third quarter on our side of the field with six plays, and that’s tough. We had awful field position and they had great field position. And we held them to nine points, and we played the whole third quarter on our side of the field. I thought we did great (defensively).
ANYTHING THEY DID DIFFERENT IN SECOND HALF
I think field position. [Their] kickoff coverage … we started out on our 10 (actually 9-yard line), and that’s hard. They’re flying to the ball good, doni’t get me wrong, defensively they were flying to the ball good.
ON DUSTIN PICKLE BEING IN, NOT DARREN EVANS ON LAST DRIVE [WHEN TECH HAD THIRD-AND-2 AT OWN 40, PICKLE WS STOPPED FOR LOSS OF 1 YARD ON RUSH]
Pickle is our 2-minute back.
ON EVANS BEING SLOWED COMING OFF BIG WEEK
They’re a little quicker than last week (Marylan’ds defense) and we didn’t get ‘em blocked as well as last week. That’s the bottom line.
WAY GLENNON PLAYED FIRST HALF, WHY DID YOU GO MAINLY WITH TYROD IN SECOND
Well, I thought we had some success with Tyrod, pulling the ball down and running … and scored twice. I feel like he was giving up something at that point and time. You know they are laying their ears back at Glennon and rushing. I think [Taylor] can get away from them at some point.
HOW TOUGH WAS DYRELL ROBERTS’ BIG DROP ON DEEP PASS BY TAYLOR
How tough? He tried hard but he just didn’t make the catch. I thought it was a pretty good throw.
ON BUD’S SITUATION
Yeah, he’s going to meet with Clemson. I believe it’s tomorrow [Friday]. I just told our people in there [locker room] to wish him well, he’s done a great job for us and he deserves the opportunity.