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Post-Pitt: Brad Kaaya

Read on to see everything quarterback Brad Kaaya was saying following the team's win over Pittsburgh.

On the play of the offense in the victory...

“The offensive line showed up and played great football, opened up some good cut-back lanes for our running backs. They gave me some good time to get the ball out of my hands fairly fast. I think Coach [Richt] called a great game...it was a good gameplan going into this. In all phases, I think it just came together on the right day.”

On if he had a sense the offensive line would perform as well as it did Saturday...

“Yeah. In practice, we put in a couple of different protections that allowed the o-line, tight end and running back to stay in and make some good blocks. It allowed us to take some shots downfield. Whether underneath or downfield, I think a couple of the protections we tried this week were a little different than last week. Whereas week we had a more six-man protection...this week was more of a seven-man, full gap-slide protection. It doesn’t allow guys to get matched up on one guy. It allows us to fully slide it and not have too many one-on-ones, just to play fast.”

On his 12-yard run...

“On that play, it dropped out of there. They were playing quarters coverage. We had a three-man concept in to be max protected. I saw no one was there and I had enough time to react and realize no one was there, and I could take off. I saw a crease down the sideline. It’s something that we haven’t really been able to put out on film or show in the past few weeks. I felt really healthy today. It’s not something we’re used to, but I was able to do it today and it helped us on a couple of plays. Credit to all the guys up front which allowed it to happen.”

On if he thought there was a chance to start as fast as he did, completing his first 13 passes...

“We had to have a little bit of a different philosophy this week. We had to realize that a couple of our quick passes would kind of act as runs, in a sense – almost like a West Coast offense where you’re getting the ball out fast. We knew that Pitt loved to bring a lot of six-man pressures where they bring only two guys underneath – a safety and two corners deep...just a lot of pressures knowing that I would have to get rid of the ball fast. Coach allowed me to play fast and he called plays that allowed our playmakers to get in the right spot to make plays.”


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