Friday, October 7, 2005

NC State 17 Georgia Tech 14
Georgia Tech Coach Chan Gailey Post-game Quotes
On the last play, pass versus rush, what options were you weighing?
"Well, we thought that we had a good play where we could fake the run up the middle and draw people up and give Calvin a chance to win one on one. He's obviously one of the best players on the field and you are going to give him a chance to win the ballgame. And, if it's incomplete, which it is a majority of the time, if it's not a touchdown, you've got two more downs because you've got time enough to do that if you throw it. If you run it and you don't make it, then you are scrambling to get on the ball to just get one more play off and you've got to go to the huddle. You don't have a lot of two-minute goal line situations set up."

Can you put a finger on what is going on with Travis Bell?
"No. I sure can't. I'll be the first to admit that I can't go coach those guys and tell them exactly what they are doing wrong. But, he's not in synch like he was last year and that's obvious."

What did you say to the team after the game?
"I told them that I know they hurt, I hurt for them, but I'm not disappointed in them. Life is full of these situations and how you deal with them is important. We've got a game next Saturday and have got to get ready to go play. It's part of it and that's the season and they all count the same. I think our guys will get ready to play just like they always have."

NC State Head Coach Chuck Amato

On whether Tech's late timeout might have been a break for NC State

"We took our last one because our kids were dead. I wanted to hold one in case we wanted to ice the kicker. But we wanted to get our kids some air so they could go harder than they did the play before. They were tired. When they got down there, they probably had to do that (take a timeout) to get things in order. So what are we going to do. They're going to take three shots in the end zone, and who's it going to be? So we practiced that defense, and we got the tip, and this time we made the miraculous catch in the end zone."

On the two TD receptions by Brian Clark

"We put so much stock in our seniors for leadership like everybody else does. They were two big plays. The first one, you could have caught. The second one, you couldn't have. They would have caught you. That was really big.

Georgia Tech Safety Chris Reis

"We get up and we talk about how we are going to stay together. Our motto this year is "family." Family wins together and family loses together. So we've got to rally around each other, pick each other up and keep moving on. We've got a lot of games left, the season isn't over yet."

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