Locker Room Report: Wolfpack Players

ORLANDO, FL -- Several NC State players met with the media following the Pack's 23-7 win over West Virginia in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl.

Nate Irving

"It means a whole lot to me. Going through what I went through last year and the previous years on the football team, not being able to have a winning season, but to go out as a champion, it feels real good."

"I don't think it was really about proving the nation wrong it was just about focusing on coming and doing what we know we can do, playing hard, tough football."

"I really didn't think we did a good job getting back there and applying pressure but I guess we did. That was the key, to get back there and apply pressure because a young quarterback hasn't seen too many looks. We wanted to change the looks up, confuse him and come from different angles."

"I guess so, he did a lot of scrambling out of the pocket."

"I've been thinking about it, how before the season even started I wanted to go out on top. Just to enjoy a victory at the end of the year and be able to win a bowl game and be able to be remembered as part of the senior class who started to turn the program around."

"I guess it's all coming up, I'll train and everything and do what I have to do, and see what happens from there."

Russell Wilson

"Their defense did a great job the whole night and we knew it was going to be a battle. We had a great offense and they have a great defense, it was going to be a showdown and we knew it. We were ready for it, Coach O'Brien and the staff got us really ready for the game the past month."

"NC State has been a great blessing in my life and I've cherished every moment. It's not about me right now, it's about NC State and we did a great accomplishment tonight and won a great game."

"The fans were terrific tonight, they did a great job supporting us and being into the game. I know there are some people stuck in Raleigh right now but I know they were watching."

"I'm a passer first. I go through my progressions, if something's not there then I try to get something positive out of it. And then if I get close to a first down I try to get more. More than anything that last play I was just trying to find somebody open and trying to make a play."

James Washington

"I had a lot of family come, like 15 people. This was big for me because I didn't get a chance to make it to the UCF game and once I heard that we got a chance to play in Orlando I was excited."

"I got a chance to play in the stadium I played in my junior year and I got to wipe away some old memories from Miami Northwestern, I was really excited about this opportunity."

"It was very important. We just came out of halftime and said we were going to try and run it, get whatever we can. Even though they were one of the top rushing defenses in the nation we were able to move the ball effectively."

Josh Czajkowski

"That one I probably kind of pushed it a little bit more but I knew I would be able to kick field goals. Ever since it's just been money."

"That was the good part about it, I only missed one game. All in all, I played 12 games so it's not as bad as I initially thought it would be."

"It is, kicking is a roller coaster anyways but the injury part added its own little twist to it and it was bad for a little bit. I was down in the dumps but my team rallied around and said you are going to back."

"It can't hurt, but my whole thing is I don't want to get too high or too low on what's going on. I just try to keep things even keel."


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