Quick Hits with Roman Fry

CLEMSON - CUTigers.com sat down with offensive lineman Roman Fry earlier this week to get his thoughts on the North Carolina game coming up Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Roman Fry was named one of the ACC's Players of the Week for his performance against No. Florida State.

That night he recorded 13 knockdown blocks in 53 snaps and graded out at 87 percent in the Tigers' 27-20 win. Fry's biggest block came on Clemson's winning play when James Davis ran behind his block to score the winning touchdown with eight seconds left to play.

CUTigers.com sat down with Fry earlier this week to get his thoughts on the North Carolina game coming up Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

Roman first off what a great win for this program last weekend. Just talk about what it meant to beat FSU down there on their home field both to you and this program.
Fry: It really was. It was a great win for everyone involved and we prepared really hard. It's a tough thing to do to in there and play Florida State on the road, especially when they are ranked in the top 10 in the country and get the win. It's a big accomplishment for this program.

Would you rank that as one of the biggest wins of your career?
Fry: Definitely. It's one of the biggest. Being a senior, being the last time I'm going to play Florida State and being able to beat them in their place was huge for me. It's something I'll never forget.

Coach Bowden raved about the offensive line after Boston College but said he wanted to see more improvement even after beating FSU. What do you have to do better against UNC?
Fry: We can play better. We know that. But we played well enough to get the win against Florida State. There are things we could have done better in all three phases of the game: offense, defense and special teams. We just have to shift our focus this week to North Carolina and send that sense of urgency to the rest of the team. We can't achieve our goals this year without beating North Carolina and that's the way we are approaching this game.

What do you have to do to make sure there is no letdown after a big win? That seems to be one of the big keys this week for this team.
Fry: The players need to look at our history. We've had the big wins and then we've gone out and had a big loss right after that. You know, I've been on those teams. That's why our sense of urgency is very big for this week. We need to go out there and practice harder than we did last week and do the best we can to be ready for North Carolina. We know they can beat us.

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