PC: Chuck Amato Audio + Quotes

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State head coach Chuck Amato discussed the upcoming game against Virginia with the media today.

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    Chuck Amato Audio

    Thoughts on the firing of UNC head coach John Bunting:
    "No coach likes to see that happen to another coach. Nobody in this room has ever heard me say a bad word about coach Bunting. All I've ever said about that man is he's a smart guy, he's a good person, and everything else. Really that's all I can say at this point, and I feel for him. We all do... anybody in this profession feels for him."

    Thoughts on Virginia:
    "They are getting better and better. Their quarterback... I want to say his first start was the Georgia Tech game, has improved, and improved, and improved. He's a quarterback who can hurt you with his feet. he's got a cannon for an arm.

    "They play good defense... very good defense. That daggone Long guy, Howard's son. I wish he had twins and sent one our way. Boy is his good. He puts on a clinic everytime he plays. Every snap is a clinic. He plays the game like it's suppose to be played."

    More thoughts on the Virginia game:
    "It's just going to be one of those games that comes down to mistakes."

    Thoughts on his team not giving up after falling behind 20-0 to Maryland:
    "It's showing you that these young men, they won't stop. They won't stop. It could have been very easy to be deflated two minutes, three minutes into the second half. Totally deflated... and I didn't see it. I didn't see that. That's so encouraging because at some point it's going to change."

    Thoughts on UVA's use of the tight end:
    "They've always thrown the ball to the tight end... They are big and they can catch the football. I think that's by design, personally."

    Thoughts on the development of Carter-Finley Stadium:
    "It's the first time in 40 years we've been able to talk about the stadium here at North Carolina State. You know what? I'm proud as heck of that.. to be able to stand at the 50-yard line and say look at this stadium.

    "I'm proud of that. I'm so proud of what the Wolfpack Nation has done. Whatever little I was involved in that, fine and dandy. It's there... you know a couple of years from now maybe we'll stop talking about that, unless we put a dome on top of it."

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