What they said: Miami 35, Georgia Tech 21

What coaches and players had to say following Miami’s 35-21 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium:

“We gifted them two scores in the second quarter off turnovers. It ended up being a momentum-changer and a big part of the game.” — Tech coach Paul Johnson

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“I thought we had a chance to get back into the game, but we stalled out and had a couple of key drops in the end zone that hurt.” — Johnson

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“There are very few teams good enough to turn over the ball twice for touchdowns and come back and win the game. We made way too many mistakes again. We have to do a better job preparing them.” -- Johnson

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“When you turn a guy loose who is lined up on you, when they guy is lined up dead on you and you turn the guy loose, I don’t know who can coach that. I promise they aren’t coached to do that.” — Johnson.

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“We played good. They didn’t do nothing to stop us. We stopped ourselves the whole game.” — Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas.

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“Huddle or no huddle, it doesn’t matter. As long as you execute, it will be all right.” — Thomas.

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“We’re one block away from another big play. We have to execute those blocks.” — Georgia Tech A-back Clinton Lynch

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“We played well, we just have to start faster. We start too slow at the beginning of these games.” — Tech defensive lineman Patrick Gamble after the team allowed an opponent to score on their opening drive for the fourth consecutive game

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“Obviously they had the two turnovers, which were gifts to us. Without those, we’re probably still playing.” — Miami coach Mark Richt

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“My first impression when I walked in there was how good the grass looked — I don’t know who is in charge of the grass, but it was good — and what a beautiful day it was. Not really (thinking about this is where he finished his Georgia career.) — Richt

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