Quotes: Duke vs. Miami

Head coach Ted Roof, Codey Lowe, and Jomar Wright met the media after Saturday's loss to Miami

Head Coach Ted Roof

First off, I'd like to thank our fans. I though they were fantastic and they really made a big difference for our football team. I hope they'll stay behind us and continue to support us and come out for our guys.

We were down 17-0 at halftime. We talked about playing on our toes and playing defensivesly, taking our shot and attacking offensively. Despite the five turnovers, we still had a chance to win the football game against a very talented and well-coached Miami football team.

Duke Linebacker Codey Lowe:

On the mood in the locker room:
Obviously, it's depressing. At the same time, I think we proved that we can play with the best teams in the ACC. In a way, it was a confidence booster. It gave a lot of gives an insight as to how good we can be. Regardless, it still hurts to lose. We just have to pick it up next week an d come after it.

On holding Miami to only one field goal and one third-down conversion in the second half:
At halftime we came in and made the corrections that we needed to make. We just looked at each other and said, "Guys, we've been here before. We can do this, and we can make things happen."

On the enthusiasm at the end of the game:
Those guys who may not be starters have just been absolutely amazing. Especially in the last few minutes of the game, they're just as excited as we are playing. Having that back you and having those guys support you makes you want to make a big play."

Wide Receiver Jomar Wright

On whether the team dynamic is changing as they become more seasonsed as a team:
Definitely. This being the middle part of our season, everybody feels more comfortable with each other and we're not so young anymore, so we can go out and execute what the coach is calling for us to do.


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