Locker Room Report: Amato Audio + Quotes

RALEIGH, NC -- NC State head coach Chuck Amato met with the media following the win over Maryland.

Chuck Amato (15:14)

"They are the ones that played. That football team was written off five weeks ago by a lot of people, but not people from the Wolfpack Nation."

"To have done what they've done the last five weeks is incredible, knowing how they felt five weeks ago. It's very rewarding. I told them, you can have the last laugh on this."

"Four out of the last five games they won. Were any of them easy? No, and that even makes it more... because everyone of them they had an opportunity to quit. They had an opportunity to throw it in the tank and they wouldn't do it. All the credit goes to them. It's that simple."

"He came very close to not playing at all. We got him to do some walk through on Wednesday... did a little more on Thursday. I was more concerned about stamina."

"There are three games that I think he and the defensive line just totally took over. I don't say that boasting... obviously this was one of them."

"He sure did make amends. His little boy said, 'My daddy won by intercepting two passes.' Amen. He's a great player. He's a great player, and he along with three others were elected permanent captains on Wednesday by their teammates."

"It's a sixty minute ballgame. Sixty minutes. When I looked up there and they had the ball with 49 seconds on the clock... I wanted to choke. Marcus made a great play."

"It's a tough league."

"Yea, I'd like to go to Rome. I'd love to go to Rome, and there's a new bowl there. I don't know the name of it, I think it's the pasta bowl."

"You know what? I'm just glad that we're bowl eligible, and I want to savor that right now. My wife asked that same question. She asked, 'where we going?' And I said, 'We're going home."

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