Locker Room Report: Amato Audio + Quotes

RALEIGH, NC -- NC State head coach Chuck Amato met with the media following the Wolfpack's win over Middle Tennessee State.

Chuck Amato (10:01)

"What better time to block a punt than the one we blocked today?"

"Our offensive line did not have a penalty, but we had too many penalties."

"Obviously we're proud of this and now next week we've got two teams coming here to Carter-Finley Stadium that are 5-5. Two teams that had gone to four bowls in a row. Two teams that did not go to a bowl last year. Two teams that are going to fight their brains out to get bowl eligible. What better place for us to be than here?"

"We told our kids this was the most important game of their lives this week. Then I told them I lied to them because next week will be the most important game of their lives."

"Our defense plays good in the redzone. It's done it all year. It did it down at Florida State. It did it up at Boston College. It's done it all year in the redzone."

"We needed something, there's no doubt. That was it. That ignited everybody. What better time can you have a block punt than that? That's what playing football is all about."

"Stephen Tulloch is an outstanding football player. Stephen Tulloch has got instincts. Stephen Tulloch knows where the football is and he goes and gets it. He's a football player. Nothing he does changes my mind about the type of player he is. You know what? I'll take all the linebackers in the country that play like him."

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