Dabo Swinney: (17:41)
OPENING STATEMENT: The goal was to win tonight, and we achieved this win. Middle Tennessee played strong throughout the game. They will be a very competitive team in their conference. Our kids had a solid game. Our defense was solid tonight, until the end of the game. Special teams showed up today as well. C.J. Spiller had an impressive 170 all-purpose yards and only played in one half. The kickoff coverage was great as well. These guys showed great leadership tonight."
ON KYLE PARKER: He was outstanding today. He missed one throw all night, and there were about four big drops from the receivers tonight. He was dead on all night. He made big plays with his feet, showing a lot of poise. I was really proud of him tonight. He has a good presence and great instincts in his ability to make big plays.
ON THE DEFENSE: Overall, the defense played solid. Brandon Maye and DeAndre McDaniel stepped up tonight. They are both passionate players. They show a sign of the season we are going to have. We had great collisions tonight by the guys in orange, which is always a good thing.
Kyle Parker: (3:43)
We definitely had some plays that we could have made. We always strive to play the perfect game, and we haven't yet. It seemed like everything went well for the most part. I got pretty comfortable in there after the first series. I got a feel for how fast the game was and the pace, so I kind of settled in.
C.J. Spiller: (4:17)
I was very surprised they kicked it back there (opening return for a touchdown). My teammates did a great job getting their blocks and I just tried to read it the best way I could. I just tried to make a play and it gave us a lot of momentum from the beginning to the end. We're seeing how explosive we can be when we don't beat ourselves.
Jacoby Ford: (2:21)
Coach said I wasn't off the hook for taking the punt back [after dropping passes]. I told him it wouldn't happen again. I think it had a big role [not having content contributing to dropped passes]. After a while the game slowed down to me.
AUDIO: Dabo, Parker, Spiller, Ford
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