Quotes: Duke v. Georgia Tech

Head coach Ted Roof and DB Chris Davis met the media following Duke's loss to Georgia Tech

Ted Roof

On his impression of the game against Georgia Tech:
"We had some chances. We fought back after the blocked punt and stuck it right in there. We came down and had some chances, but when we're in the position to make plays, we have to make those plays. And we're not going to win football games going 2-of-16 on third down. The effort was good, the fight was good, but the execution wasn't. Sometimes it was us, but sometimes it was Georgia Tech too. We've just got to continue to work and continue to fight, because that's what we do and that's how we do it around here. We're getting ready to go to South Bend to try and win in front of a national audience to make a good impression on the country about Duke football."

On the pressure the Yellow Jackets put on Duke's offense:
"We've got to do a better job with pressure, because we're going to see a lot of pressure for the rest of the season. We've got to handle it. When people us, it's a double-edged sword. When somebody pressures you, you have to make them pay. We didn't do that enough today, and it cost us."

On the members of the senior class, who played their last game at Wallace Wade Stadium:
"Regardless of the outcome today, I'm proud of the senior class and their attitude. I'm proud of the perseverance that they brought to this football program. I believe in these guys very strongly. Unfortunately, we haven't won as many games as what I would have liked for those guys, but in the future they're going to be able to turn around and look back and be very proud of what they've contributed to this football program."


Chris Davis

On the loss against Georgia Tech:
"The goal of today was to go out, fight for the seniors and show our fans and everybody else that we're still a good team."

On Georgia Tech running back Tashard Choice:
"He's a senior, a veteran. He knows blocking schemes, how to fall forward and keep his legs running. He's a good back."

On fulfilling his leadership role as a senior:
"That's been my goal, especially coming off a season where we've had our ups and down. And the freshmen, I've grown close to a lot of them. I've tried to keep their heads up. They're some great players. A lot of them are on our kickoff team, which is a great team for us. They bring a lot of energy to the game. We're just trying to get some more wins and momentum for the off-season workouts for the younger guys."

On his most memorable moments in a Duke uniform:
"My kickoff return as a freshman against Maryland, our win against Clemson with the field goal in the last couple of seconds and going to Alabama and playing tough there. There are more that I can't even think of right now, but it's really about just going out and playing with the guys I love and the guys I came in here with as a freshman every Saturday. I really love that."


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