Post-game comments from Georgia Tech and North Carolina players and and UNC coach Larry Fedora following the Yellow Jackets’ 48-20 defeat Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
“Executing, eyes. That’s what it comes down to every time. Putting your eyes in the right spot and executing the defense.” – Tech safety Corey Griffin
“Aligning up, fitting, it all comes down to the small things, like those small things turn into big things. They gash us when we don’t do those small things correctly.” – Griffin
“It’s definitely embarrassing. I’m embarrassed, the team’s embarrassed, Coach (Paul) Johnson’s embarrassed, the whole coaching staff.” – Griffin
“A couple times, I went in the wrong (blitz) lane, went before the ’backer did. They can a couple outs, converted third downs. There’s nothing we can really do but move on to next week but get better.” – Griffin
“Today wasn’t really our day. But we’ve just got to execute better and actually get it in the end zone when we have the opportunity.” – A-back Clinton Lynch
“I actually put the arm I was carrying the ball in on top of one of my teammate’s head, and one of my knees on his leg and stretched the other leg out and actually stayed up and got up and kept going.” – B-back Dedrick Mills on his second-effort 39-yard run
“It was very tough. Just need to come out next week and get better. We need to flush this one and get better for the next one.” – cornerback Step Durham
“They schemed up pretty good, but, just execution. We’ve just got to get some stuff together as players and as a staff, just come together.” – Durham
“In practice, we’re on the same page. It’s just simple mistakes that cause us to be in the wrong spots.” – Durham
“Mitch is playing great. I feel like teams don’t know how to stop us. As a running back, I feel like he opens up the field for us.” – North Carolina running back T.J. Logan on quarterback Mitch Trubisky
“In this game, they rolled a lot of things to (Ryan) Switzer’s side no matter if we put him in the boundary or to the field. We were looking for ways to get him into some situations, and they kept rolling that way. That enables Bud (Howard) to be in a lot of one-on-one situations, and he’s going to win a lot of those.” – North Carolina coach Larry Fedora. Switzer caught four passes for 50 yards, while Howard had six for 120 and a 68-yard touchdown reception
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