Some people were saying that you guys quit during the 4th quarter last week against Georgia. Would you say that's an accurate statement, or was it the heat that got to you guys late in the game?
Polk: No, a lot of times we just had people lined up wrong it seemed like, at least that how it was on one play when the scored. We didn't quit though, I can tell you that. It wasn't the heat either because we are in great shape right now.
How would you grade the defensive line's play last week against Georgia?
Polk: I thought we played well. Khaleed Vaughn, Trey Tate, Donnell Washington, Mo Fountain, J.J. Howard, all of those guys played great if you ask me. We were able to accomplish some things. I'm the one that didn't play as good.
How do you guys prevent a possible let down against Furman, a I-AA school?
Polk: We just have to get better and come out and play. We have to remember that they are just another team that's trying to come in here and beat us. We just have to play 4 quarters and not let up in anything we do. It doesn't matter who we are playing, whether it's Furman or Florida State, we have to play hard for 4 quarters.
What makes you say that?
Polk: I just feel like I didn't contribute as much as I should have, that's all. I'll get 'em this week though. We are coming out to play against Furman. We aren't taking anybody lightly.
So you feel like the line played well, just not well enough to win?
Polk: I feel like we accomplished some things last week against Georgia, but the bottom line is we lost the game. We have to win this week and improve our play if we're going to get where we want to go this year. There's no way around it. We have to play better this week.
Q&A with DeJuan Polk
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