Wake Forest Quotes
Nov. 10, 2012
NC STATE TOM O'BRIEN
On a positive first quarter start:
On the running game:
On Andrew Wallace starting at RG:
WAKE FOREST Jim Grobe
"We felt really good at halftime, especially going in as poorly as we thought we played in the first half but only down 17-6. I thought we had a fired up team coming out for the second half, but that kick return took the wind out of our sails."
"We certainly had some issues up front both running and throwing the football. Our receivers had some opportunities to make plays and didn't make them. Tanner didn't play really well tonight. It's not fair, but Tanner can't play average. If he plays average, we can't win."
"We hadn't seen man coverage consistently this year, and we struggled to get off of [NC State]'s coverage, and protect long enough for Tanner to get a chance to find someone downfield."
On KR TD Penalty
"Anytime you give up a kickoff return touchdown that's bad, and our coverage had been good this year. We had a shanked punt, a bad snap on an extra point, those things kill a team's momentum. I'm really disappointed in our special teams tonight. On the other hand, I was impressed with NC State, they were really playing well on special teams."