6 things that Paul Johnson said Monday after practice

Evaluation of the team after watching the game video:

“We just didn’t play very well. And I think you’ve got to give (Boston College) credit, but we didn’t play very well. We didn’t do a very good job as a staff, either.”

On his message to his staff:

“What you see is what you are. You’re either coaching it, or allowing it to happen. Tired of watching it.”

On what he liked about the game:

“Harrison Butker. I thought he had a great game. Qua Searcy showed up. He was pretty physical, made some plays. I mean, there were some individual guys who played well. We did enough to win. I thought that they fought. It would have been easy to (give in). They fought. But they’re their own worst enemy.”

On the feel of the game:

“It was a crazy game. It reminded me of a year ago at Notre Dame. That’s almost the same way we played. It was just like the first road game a year ago.”

On the team looking “shellshocked”:

“I don’t know shell shock, but we clearly weren’t ready to play, and that comes back to me. I include myself. I did a terrible job myself. I’m responsible for it.”

On being surprised by the team’s play:

“The way we played the first couple weeks of camp, I was excited to watch us play. We reverted right back to a year ago.”

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