Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes
Oct. 5, 2010
Head Coach Jim Grobe
On the quarterback situation heading into the Navy game ...
On maintaining a level of offensive consistency with so many injuries at quarterback ...
On the improvement of the team from game to game ...
On the team's confidence against Navy's wishbone offense, having played the same type of offense last week ...
On the level of respect for Navy's football team because of what they do for our country...
On how Navy QB Ricky Dobbs compares to Georgia Tech QB Joshua Nesbitt ...
On the importance of getting off to a good start against Navy ...
Josh Adams, RS senior running back
On the status of the quarterback situation... "I think that most of our quarterbacks are back in good shape, they just have some minor issues with their shoulder, their back, and their foot. All of them seem to be back practicing including Tanner [Price], so they're really all back in the lineup."
On the team's confidence level after three tough losses... "We've still got confidence. We still believe in one another, and we know we're right there. We're that close, and it's like coach said, once we get tired of losing we're going to start winning, so I think it's about that time for us to really turn this thing around."
On what it's like to play a service academy... "Coach tells us a lot, these guys go die for our country, so coming out to play football for their team and playing the other teams is like a walk in the park. They enjoy doing it. It's fun for them. They are a very disciplined team. They're very physical and they're not going to stop until there's no time left on the clock."
On the importance of winning for Homecoming... "I think it's definitely important to come out with a win on Homecoming. You don't get many, and I remember my freshman year, we played Liberty and we won that game, so it was a huge game for us. We're going to have a lot of people there supporting us and wishing us the best of luck, so it would definitely be nice to come out with a victory."
On crossing the 2,000-yard barrier against Georgia Tech... "It's a great feeling. It's just something that each player tries to look forward to. Despite me going over 2,000 yards, we still didn't come out with a victory, so when it's all said and done, I wasn't as happy with the outcome. I just want to go out each week and give it my all along with my teammates, and we just want to come together and get a victory."
Cameron Ford, RS junior, tight end:
On quarterback injuries...
On the challenges the offense has faced without having a consistent quarterback...
On the attitude and confidence levels of the team after three tough losses...
On the frustrations of the past two games...
On the challenges of playing against a service academy, knowing football is the easiest part of their days...
On the team's familiarity with Navy...
Hunter Haynes, RS senior linebacker
On the defense's recent fourth quarter struggles... "I don't know if there was a difference between the first three quarters and the fourth. I think that this past weekend in the fourth quarter, Georgia Tech found some things that they were doing well. They have some great players and they're a great team. They just had some guys that made some plays and we really needed somebody to step up, but we couldn't find a play that would work in the fourth quarter on that last drive. As a defense that really hurts to have something like that happen."
On the frustrations after three straight losses... "It's been very frustrating. As a football player you work your whole offseason and your whole life to win on Saturdays, so when it doesn't happen obviously we're disappointed. We've got a great group of guys who have always been hard workers and I still see that in all of their eyes, so I know we'll get back to work and have good practices."
On the improvements of the defense this season... "The young guys who were out there for the first time earlier this season look like they've been there, they know what they're doing, and they're not getting rattled. A lot of young guys have been playing very well. It's exciting to see them finally translating the practice field onto the game field."
Nikita Whitlock, RS freshman nose guard:
On the confidence levels of the team after three tough losses...
On the frustrations of the past two weeks, especially after the close loss to Georgia Tech...
On whether or not the defense is showing improvements as the season progresses...
On the respect level for the Navy players...
On the similarities of the triple option run by Georgia Tech and Navy...
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