Oct. 14, 2012
"First things first, congratulations for Florida State - they've got a very nice, championship caliber football team. They certainly showed it in a lot of ways. A lot of good athletes out there. I thought our guys competed the whole game. They strained, they worked hard we just were up against it a little bit.
On Big Passes During The Game...
"There is a lot of offense there ... we just didn't execute ... it wasn't like some things we didn't practice against and things they did differently. It was just a matter of us fundamentally not being able to stop them. There is a lot of offense; a lot of things coming at you over there and we didn't have as good of a recognition on some of it as we would have liked."
On This Being a Tough Game To Walk Into...
"I think they attacked ... their psyche ... I think their psyche was ... they got annoyed that they got a little conservative last week and they weren't about to do that. They were going to attack and they were in an attack mode right from the beginning."
On The Goal Line Stand On The Opening Drive...
"When you go for it on fourth down you would like to get in. The other thing was that the ball pops out on the next one and bounces right into his hands. I don't know if that's going to be a difference in the game but it certainly sets a little different tone. Sometimes that's the way the ball bounces and that's the difference with excellence and stuff ... you are working hard and the ball bounces the other way."
On Florida State...
"They are a very good team with a lot of speed and they've got a very good offensive scheme ... they've done a good job on everybody all year. I think they were averaging, going into last week's game against NC State, 50 points a game. It's important for our guys to understand who they play against. Not to make an excuse for themselves, that's a tough football team. We learned something from it. We did make a couple of plays. You understand how good you have to be."