PC: Spencer, Young Meet the Media

RALEIGH, NC - Owen Spencer and Willie Young met with the media on Monday afternoon to discuss the Pack's upcoming game against Duke.

Owen Spencer Audio

"After a close loss it kind of hurts, the mistakes we made to put us in a position to lose were small mistakes, mistakes we know not to do."

"For us to lose a close game like that it really hurts us."

"Getting out there on the field Saturday felt really good. I was highly motivated and the team motivated me a lot."

"I felt like I had to make plays out there."

"Going through the treatment it wasn't all that severe. Now I'm fully healthy and back to normal."

"We had momentum, and when you have momentum on the road that's a big boost for your team."

"We just have to execute the plays that the coach calls."

"It's always surprising when you think you're going to win and something like that happens."

Willie Young Audio

"I really haven't seen any film on Duke yet so I don't know a whole lot about them. We played them last year but that was last year. A lot of things have changed."

"Last year was the first time I played them so as far as I know, anybody we play, we couldn't look past any of those teams. If we come out not ready to play we'll lose the game."

"Things are going the way they are for me because of my interior guys and having Shea McKeen on the other side. You really can't slide protection, if anything you may have to keep both backs in to block because you've got Burgess and Alan-Michael Cash in the middle. It makes things a lot more difficult."

"How do you think we did in pass defense? Like I said, we've got a lot of young guys. I know people are going to be coming at us... it's a challenge for the young guys in the secondary to clean up the mistakes they made. The guys that were open, weren't quiet where they are supposed to be, a quarterback like Riley Skinner can make great plays... he's a great quarterback; he's not like a fourth-string quarterback we were going against. You've got to kind of put that into perspective."

"You can't get outside of the scheme and try to do too much."

"We're going to have everybody from here on out that we play, they are going to be out to get us."

"They are getting it done... it helps us a lot. In the fourth quarter things start to heat up a little bit... with them being able to come in and be trustworthy in critical situations says a lot."

"They are young... first road game, happened to be an ACC game. It's just tough. As a front seven, we really have got to maybe buckle down a little bit and get better at what we're doing so we're not just throwing them so far out there."

"I try to stay away from that kind of stuff and stay humble."

"As long as he wasn't able to get the ball off and we were where we're supposed to be at."

"When I first got here I said I wanted to be like Mario Williams. I would tell him, 'I want to be just like you.' I really looked up to Mario. He would tell me, 'Don't be like me, try to be better than me.' That's what I've been striving towards since I got here. I guess opportunity is knocking at the door me to capitalize and take his advice."

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