Post-Game: Georgia Tech coaches/players

Read on to see what Georgia Tech players and coaches were saying following their 33-17 loss to Miami on Thursday night.

Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Johnson
Opening statement…
"Well it was a tough game. We pretty much got beat in every facet of the game. We could never get them off the field and the first chance, we missed some opportunities. We had some poor penalties. I think we had the ball four times in the first half and three times in the second. To win a game like that, you better maximize. We didn't."

On the challenge of UM's offense…
"We will go back and take a look at it, but I'm sure a large part of it is good play on their part and I'm sure we helped them some. We never really got any pressure on the quarterback. When you give him that kind of time, those things are going to happen."

On fatigue after three games in 12 days…
"I don't know, I think they just beat us. I'm not going to blame it on fatigue."

On Miami's extra time to prepare…
"No. I don't know. We played very poorly on offense. There was about four or five times there was a ball pitched to the perimeter and there was one guy out there and we missed their guy every time. It makes it hard to get anything going."

On the play of Miami QB Jacory Harris
"I thought he played a great game. He did what he needed to do. I guess really there wasn't a turnover in the game."

On figuring out the on-again off-again Georgia Tech offense…
"I think I can – one, we're not as good as we like to be and two – you're not going to score every time you get the ball. We aren't good enough to do that."

On Miami's offense…
"They made plays, we didn't make any. They pretty much moved the ball at will. It didn't matter if it was first and 20 or first and whatever, they made the first down."

Dave Wommack, GT Defensive Coordinator

On defensive schemes…
"We decided to go zone, zone blitz against them, and they were getting people open back behind our linebackers. We couldn't pressure them in time with their max protection, when they were in two backs."

On the energy level…
"I really thought the kids coming in were energized, but we'll go back, evaluate and watch the film."

Morgan Burnett, GT Safety
On tackling errors…
"Basically we were just out there missing tackles. It was just bad all the way around."

On taking something away from the game…
"We just got to go out there prepared for next week against North Carolina and learn from a lesson like this. Give Miami a lot of credit; their guys did a great job today."

On getting beat deep…
"If one person on defense makes a mistake, then it's going to slip up and be a big mistake. We've got to clean up on making mistakes and play our assignments."

Sean Bedford, GT Center
On pinpointing the problem…
"I think the problems we had tonight came down to not executing the little things. We had a lot of times where we had the play there, and we could have broken it if we had just had one little block made or one step in one direction. We just didn't do that tonight."

Elaborating on execution…
"I think we – as an offense – should apologize to Yellow Jacket Nation, because we've been talking all year about how much better we're going to be as an offense, how we're going to execute and how you haven't seen anything yet. We haven't done that to this point."

Josh Nesbitt, GT Quarterback
On performance…
"We didn't play. They wanted it [more] than us."

On lack of energy…
"We just didn't show up. To be a champion, you have to show up."


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