Post-Game Quotes: Miami

Miami defeated Virgina Tech by the score of 16-14 on Thursday night to push its record to 7-3. Read on to see what some of the Hurricanes were saying after the game.

Miami Head Coach Randy Shannon

On the success of the offense…
"Watching Virginia Tech all season, they only play 13 guys on defense. We knew if we could wear them down, we'd be effective on offense."

The freshmen…
"They've got a lot to learn still."

On the team…
"We feel really good. We're on the right track and definitely headed in the right direction."

On the way they controlled the game…
"For us to come out and win this football game the way we did was tremendous. We managed the game and didn't want to get third and longs.

On Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor…
"We knew he was going to be ready to play but we didn't know how much. When he comes in the game he's more of a runner and [Sean] Glennon is more of a passer. We had to adjust the calls, but they ran the offense and that's the key to it. They're going to run the offense and it's not going to change very much."

Miami QB Robert Marve

On the confidence he had in the defense…
"I felt strong about it and had great confidence. I wasn't worried about it at all."

On how the team has evolved…
"I think every team needs some time. Once you learn how to win, things just keep on rolling. Now we're trying to fight as a group and fight together."

On whether there has been a turning point…
"When you look back at the last two games that we lost, we lost by a total of six points. So I think it was more about getting out there to get wins. The Central Florida game definitely gave us a little confidence."

Miami DL Allen Bailey

On the game…
"It felt good to get a win. It felt good to make a play and then celebrate the team victory."

On his progression at a new position…
"I have some things I need to get better at. I just need to learn the position and learn the smaller things. Technique-wise, I feel like I'm getting better each week and each game at a new position."

On wearing Virginia Tech down…
"We knew both of their quarterbacks were injured, so I knew they were going to start out running. We wanted to stop the run so they would start passing. We worked on our pass rushing last week, so we felt our preparation was really good for this game."

Miami RB Javarris James

On what the win means…
"It was a great victory for us. We talked about how we were supposed to play for the seniors. These guys have been here for four, five years. We went out and did everything possible for them."

On whether it was the most rewarding win of season…
"I would say yes for now because it's a very important victory for us. We knew coming in that if we got a chance to do some of the things on offense and defense, we'd have a chance to beat these guys."

On the offense…
"We came in and we knew that in order to win the game we were going to have to get them to spread their guys a lot. They like to blitz and it gave us a chance for both of our quarterbacks to run."


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