The Falcons, Georgia Tech and Georgia all won last weekend. Here’s what the opposing teams had to say about the Georgia teams:
Detroit Lions quotes after their narrow 30-26 loss to the Falcons
--Coach Jim Caldwell: “That’s a good football team now, make no mistake about it. But we’ve gotta get better.”
--Quarterback Matthew Stafford on his friend, Falcons QB Matt Ryan: “He’s been a really good friend to have. And I’m sure he’ll hang Sunday over my head for a while.”
Mississippi State quotes after being routed by Georgia 31-3
--Coach Dan Mullen: “We started slow. We didn’t execute really clean throughout the course of the game in all three phases. If you’re out on the road and you play a team as good as Georgia and you don’t execute, you’re not going to win.”
--Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, when asked if Georgia did anything differently to control standout defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons: “No. Nothing.”
--Grantham when asked what he attributed Georgia’s success with passes over the middle: “Not being in the middle of the field.”
--Cornerback Tolando Cleveland: “We beat ourselves. They didn’t do anything we weren’t prepared for”
--Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald: “We knew Georgia was going to be fast and we knew they were going to be physical. We just have to execute. They’re a very good defense and they executed very well.”
Pittsburgh quotes after losing to Georgia Tech 35-17
--Coach Pat Narduzzi: “We couldn’t run the ball — give them credit. Obviously, they did something well and we didn’t.”
--Narduzzi: At halftime, we had 24 plays and they had about 50. That's not good ... because they're going to continue to run it and run it and run it.”
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