Q&A: Meyer Post-game

Urban Meyer addressed the press after Florida's win against Tennessee on Saturday.

On the team…
We have good players that make good plays, and they're following the plan to win. I have a group of nine coaches and I've never seen a group of guys work so hard. We had the bye week last week, and instead of saying let's get healthy. They said let's go fix the offensive line.

Dealing with adversity…
If you're a soft outfit adversity will break you apart. If you're a tough outfit you respond. The Dorian Munroe injury was devastating. We could of gone to hide, but instead we moved Ahmad Black to safety, and everyone asked are you kidding me?

On Janoris Jenkins
I just remember he had a PI. I jumped his tail pretty good. He's a playmaker and he'll have a great career at Florida.

Going full pads on Monday…
We do that all the time. The second bye of the year we have to be a little more intelligent, but we're a young team. I just look at our D-line and they hung with a very good offensive line. Dan McCarney is a special coach. He's energetic and you see it translating onto the field.

Importance of special teams…
How many teams put their best players on kick return? Most people would look at you like we have six heads. But we put Carlos Dunlap put there because they know they're blocking for Brandon James.

On James' opening kick return…
It takes the crowd out of it and allows you function and manage the game.

On Emmanuel Moody
He played hard, and it's all about taking care of the ball in a game like that. Emmanuel Moody was very tight with the football. If you saw him the first day he got here you could see the top of the football and that's not the case anymore. Now all you see is wrist and forearm.

On team maturity…
We're more mature. I made the comment last night I want them to conduct themselves like a professional. It's SEC football. It's a job and you get a degree. A lot of people think you just run around and kick a football, but not here. Everyone of them came with books in their hands.

On Percy Harvin
I saw a dynamic player. I saw a very unselfish guy who blocked hard and made a great play on 3rd-and-long.

On the offense…
We did everything we possibly could. Statistically it wasn't bad, but not great. We ran the ball well, 145 yards. Tim only 8-of-15, we'll have to work on that (joking). We may have to open this thing back up for him.

On team winning on the road…
You test the maturity level on the road, not at home. It's not hard to play in front of crazy fans who are puling for you. Our first team was not a good team and we embarrassed ourselves on the road. The second year was a very good team and we won on the road. The third one, not very tough and it was young and we didn't do a good job on the road. This one, a very tough team.


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