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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