UNC-NCSU: Larry Fedora Postgame
“Let’s give credit to their coaching staff and their players. They were better prepared and they played a better game than we did today. And they were better than we were. So give that team a lot of credit. We didn’t play near as well we would have needed to play to win a game like that, so it was disappointing.”
How stunning was it?
“Stunning is a good word. It was very disappointing. I was very surprised actually, but it was what it. No matter how you look at it they dominated the line of scrimmage. It was like what we did a week ago, only it was the exact opposite this week. It’s hard to win a game when you don't win up front.”
On preparing for this week
“I thought we practiced well, I thought our guys were ready to play, but we didn’t play well at all.”
“I basically said the same thing I just said to y’all. Give their staff and their players credit. They outplayed us, and there’s nothing much you can talk about. We need to play with great energy to be successful and I’m happy we have another one to send these seniors out the right way.”
Was this a similar situation to the Miami game, with guys not responding?
“In a way. Offensively that was as bad as I’ve been around actually.”
On State controlling the game.
“At some point late in the first quarter when we weren’t making anything happen offensively and Quise was getting hit every time he threw the ball, and they were running the ball at will. They had what, nine or ten passes, eleven on the game, and they probably didn’t have to throw those. It just wasn’t there today.”
Was there a reason for that?
“I really don’t have a reason. If you play this game you have to play with passion, energy and enthusiasm all the time, that’s the only way you can do it. And for whatever reason we didn’t have that today.” “I wish I had more answers for y’all. I would probably feel better about myself if I did, but I don’t have a whole lot to say. You have to give all the credit to them.”
On the injuries to Marquise Williams and Ryan Switzer.”
“I don’t. I just know that he couldn’t return. I don’t know anything about either of the two actually.”
On losing Marquise and Mitch’s performance
“I don’t think you ever want to lose your starting quarterback in a game. I thought Mitch came in and did decent with the time allotted. There was the one ball that he threw up that he didn’t need to throw, but other than that he just started getting himself warmed up there towards the end and he was doing a nice job.
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