Shannon Talks After GT Game

The Hurricanes lost to Georgia Tech by the score of 17-14 on Saturday. Read on to see what head coach Randy Shannon had to say after the game...

"We came out with the keys to the game," Randy Shannon said. "We had to win the first quarter. We had to start fast. We went up in the first quarter, 7-0. We said we had to stay out of third and long and we did that. We said we had to get good field position from the kicking game, and we didn't get good field position consistently throughout the game. I think those were the three keys to winning the game."

"Just to let you guys know with this team and this football coaching staff, there is isn't anyone as tough on these kids as myself and this coaching staff. We are going to run these guys tougher because we don't accept losses - not as coaches, not as a staff, not as players. We believe that we can win games and we are going to continue to believe that we can win games. We are going to be hard on our players. We're going to be hard on ourselves and I'm going to be hard on myself. I don't take losses and I don't think anybody can take losses."

"I know there are going to be a lot of people beating us up, but you know what, that is their job. The fans have the right to beat you up because they're fans. I'm not going to get mad at any fan that gets mad at me and this football team because we lose. They should. I get down on myself. The staff gets down on themselves. But you know what? We've got to come back tomorrow, look at film, evaluate and get ready for Florida State. We're still going to have to do some things in the ACC to help us out. Florida State could also be our first ACC win on the road. We've got to get better because we're not doing a very good job on the road as a football team."

"We'll get better. I believe that and I'm not just saying that to say it. I just can't accept the things that we're getting done right now."

"When we have mistakes, I beat myself up because I want those guys to excel. I look around and I'm not making excuses, it's just me. I look at Spencer Adkins on field in his first year playing, it's Darryl Sharpton's first time back and Tavares Gooden is playing a different position. I see Joe Joseph playing defensive tackle for the first time. I see Vegas Franklin playing defensive tackle. I see DeMarcus Van Dyke, a true freshman, playing. But to me, they're football players. They should be here [hand raised high]. That's me. I can't look at the time they've been out and the time they've not been in. It's the same thing with the offense. I can't see that Orlando Franklin is a true freshman or [Jason] Fox is a true sophomore or the two tailbacks are a true sophomore and a true freshman. I can't see that. Even Shawnbrey [McNeal] is a true freshman. The only thing I see are football players that are good. I can't see it when everybody says 'hey, when you play a bunch of young guys, you're going to have mistakes and you're going to do some things.' I can't see that because I'm a different type of person."

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