UM Players: Post-FSU Quotes

Read on to see what some of Miami's players were saying following their 4-point loss to Florida State Saturday night.

Clive Walford, TE

On the difference in the second half...
“They did nothing special. We just beat ourselves up and we came up a play short. If we made more plays, we could have a different outcome to the game.”

On if he came into this game with a championship mentality...
“It was the same mentality. You can’t change your mindset. You have to take it and take it for preparation for next week.”

On the play of Brad Kaaya...
“It was big. The whole team was excited for him. He’s a leader on the offense and a lot of guys on the team look up to him so that made us feel better coming into the game. He played a great game, and he’s only a freshman.”

Duke Johnson, RB

On the difference between the first half and second half...
“I would not say tougher. We didn’t capitalize when we should have. We have a lot of plays that we left out there. A lot of plays that we got into good position, and made mistakes on the offensive side. There where a lot of things that we were doing that hurt ourselves.”

On keeping the team together after a loss...
“It starts by doing it yourself. The leaders have to step forward and put it in the past. We have to go to practice and get back what we know how to do. It starts with the leaders and starts with the older guys. We just got to get everybody going -- the young guys going, and they can even get the coaches back into it. We really can focus on these last couple of games we have.”

Phillip Dorsett, WR

On the difference in the second half...
“They started playing off. They started playing better. They started doubling me when I went into the boundary. We really didn’t adjust as well. I still have to make a play when my number is called.”

On Brad Kaaya and the future of the team...
“I look at it a lot. Brad is nineteen years old and going out playing this game -- probably the game of his life against Florida State, the 3rd-ranked team in the country. You can’t really play any better than he played. He played a great game. Unfortunately, we fell short. These guys, these young guys, they take everything from us, and they look up to us. We’re just trying to play out the game for him. These guys are going to be special. Brad is going to be special. He’s young and he’s going to get another off-season. He’s going to be great.”

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