Freeman Talks FSU Game, Injury

Quarterback Kirby Freeman spoke about the go-ahead drive from Saturday's Florida State game, the status of his injury, and more. You don't want to miss what he's saying...

On using the victory as a stepping stone:

Oh, it's great. Coach Shannon has told us all along that we still have the reigns of what we want to do in the ACC, and of course a couple things have to happen, but we still could win this thing, and you know if we win out, we're going into a heavy and hostile environment in Boston and playing BC, and it was a good experience to beat FSU, so when we go we'll be ready and obviously we'll know what it's like and some guys already do.

On whether he could play this week:

Oh yea, I'd find a way. Luckily we don't have to play.

On what the drive meant for him personally:

It means a lot. A lot of people think I'm not good at staying in the pocket and I leave early and all that kind of stuff, not being a real accurate thrower, and I like showing people that sometimes they are wrong. It was really good for me personally to get motivation, it was special for me.

On the situation at quarterback and how he'd feel if he wasn't starting:

Ask me next week if that happens, I don't have a clue. It might be tough, but we'll see next week if it happens. Right now I'm just planning on being a starter, that's the way it happens, then they'll let me know, and I'll decide then.

On his ribs:

They're just sore. Feels like I got hit in the ribs with a bowling ball…or two guys from Florida State...either one.

On seeing the replay:

I saw it last night for the last time. I knew I got hit pretty good.

On throwing the ball despite knowing he was going to get clocked:

I figured that was it. I knew that was it, and that if we got it, that was pretty much it. After that Colin went out there and recovered the fumble and sealed the deal and all I had to do was go out there and take a knee, so yea it was a special night for us.

On whether he had time to think about the throw before he made it:

I just heaved it. I saw the coverage I liked, they just kind of screwed up in the secondary, so I just got it to him. I was on the ground, and to be honest I don't remember much. I told Coach Nix I wasn't sure if we scored. We were playing at home, and playing at home when we score you hear the crowd noise, but playing away, it was silent so I didn't know what happened. Doctor Uribe came out and asked me if I was alright and told me I did it. Coach Shannon came out, and good deal. I'll always remember it being special.

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