On the 2011 season:
"We did a lot of good things this season. As you can see it didn't end the way we wanted it to end. It is something to build off of in the
On the importance of momentum in the game:
"It's the story of the season, momentum. It was one that was not in our favor. West Virginia is a great offense. You can't really get
behind them. We weren't able to keep up with them and thing didn't go our way offensively, defensively and on special teams. It was a
tough loss and pretty embarrassing."
On the effect this game can have:
"I'm ready to get back right now. I want to be??er myself as a player, leader and person. Things happened this season that showed me
how things are. I learned so much this season. It gives me something to build off of and I am excited for the future of this program.
Next year, I expect to win here."
On the impact of the fumble returned for a touchdown:
"Momentum shifted and we could not catch it. We did not help ourselves out. They returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown and
then we had an interception after that. They have a very potent offense and were able to move the ball. We did not make the most out
of the opportunities we had."
On the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl:
"They came out explosive. They had a great offense and had a great scheme dialed up. They took the most advantage of the
opportunities and it showed on the field."
On scoring first:
"I felt like it was going to be a very good game. I know that a??er scoring the first touchdown, the game is far from over, but I felt really
good about it and it just didn't turn out that way."
On halftime adjustments:
"There were some adjustments and tweaks here and there, but you just have to do your job. The only way to climb back in it was to
get some stops and score on offense. We didn't exactly do that in the second half and it showed. Kudos to them for coming out and
executing the game plan."
On his 2012 Discover Orange Bowl experience:
"The experiences before the game were amazing. No one likes losing, but at the end of the day we made it here and are ACC champs."
On his career at Clemson:
"It did not end the way I wanted it to, but I just love everything about this team. I am proud to be here and proud to be a senior leader.
We came to a BCS bowl and that is all you can ask for."
AUDIO: WVU 70 Clemson 33
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