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Quincy Wilson does not regret the words used before the game, however, says team is humbled.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn-- Florida defensive back Quincy Wilson does not regret the words he used prior to the game, but Wilson and the Gators are humbled in the wake of the ten point loss to Tennessee.

Quincy Wilson's duck pulling a truck comment went viral instantly after the Florida defensive back said it on Tuesday. Although the Gators fell to Tennessee 38-28 on Saturday night, Wilson still does not regret the words. 

When asked if he would take any of the talk back, Wilson simply said "no". Instead Wilson says he is not focused on what is said, but what he can take from the loss. 

"I think the main lesson here is when we get up by a lot, just keep pushing, keep going, keep doing the things we were doing to get up like that and not get content," he said. "I mean we're definitely humbled. We've just got to come out next week and make the corrections on film and come out and win next week."

It really was a tale of two halves for the Gators. After securing a 21-3 lead, the Vols were able to score 38 unanswered points to seal the victory. 

"I think maybe as a team we got a little content that we were up 21-3 at the half," said Wilson about the offense going three-and-out five straight times in the second half.  "We just, I don't know, we just started feeling like we could get away with not doing what we were doing to win, to get up like we were up."

The defense, however, had their fair share of trouble in the second half as well. Florida allowed Tennessee several big plays including four touchdown passes of 20-yards or more - 23 yard, 20 yards, 67 yards and 42 yard touchdowns. 


"Communication," he said. "We've just got to work on talking things out before the play and knowing what's coming before it happens."


According to Wilson, missing Jalen Tabor and Duke Dawson for a few snaps did not help communication on defense. 


"Not having them guys out there definitely probably hurt us. Just got to make sure that they're doing what they need to do so that they're not cramping and stuff like that. But having those veteran guys out definitely hurt us."


Although the loss is "hurting" at the moment, Wilson is determined not to let this snowball to next week. 


"National championship teams always go in there with one loss. We ain't worried about it," he said. "Just fix those errors we made on film and make sure we're staying on top of things."

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