Teleconference: Chuck Amato Quotables

NC State head coach Chuck Amato met with the media to wrap up Saturday's game against Akron and here is what he had to say.

Press Conference 9/10/06


Q: Have you received any further information on the final play of the game?

Amato: No.


Q: Have you asked for any information relating to the final play?

Amato: We're going to.


Q: Have you heard anything about the NC State student athletes helping out Southern Miss for hurricane relief.

Amato: No, I haven't heard anything about that.


Q: Are you going to follow up with the ACC about yesterday's game...?

Amato: The game's over.  You can guess what I have to say on the subject.  I wish I could comment, but I can't.


Q: Can you comment on Anthony Hill and his performance in the second half?

Amato: He had a good second half, and I believe he ended up with seven catches for about 80 yards, with most of it coming in that fourth quarter.  He had the first catch of the game, although it resulted in a fumble.  Anthony Hill is someone we think we think could be a good target for us.  He's a big target, he's got good hands, and he has the potential to be a great weapon for us.


Q: What do you think about the celebration rule?  Do you think it's time to revisit the rule?

Amato: I don't think it will do any good.  I mean, our players know better, but I'll bet people in the stands and in the press box would've done the same thing with it being forth down and we score what could've been the winning touchdown.  Two or three of our guys were going out there for the extra point, and they just got caught up in the celebration.  Now, if they would've just lined up for the extra point instead of joining in, it could've been a different story.


Q: Can you comment about Andre Brown's thigh bruise.  Could he have played if something were to happen to Tony or Jamelle?


Amato: He could've.  I went up to him late in the fourth to see if he was ready to go if we needed him.  But at that time, we were doing fine, and we thought that the best decision was to keep him on the sideline.  I don't think the injury is very serious.  We just wanted to make sure something wouldn't happen to where he wouldn't be able to do anything next week.

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