Virginia Player Postgame Quotes
Miami vs. Virginia
Sun Life Stadium
Miami Gardens, Fla.
October 27, 2011
Quotes for Virginia Players
Quarterback Michael Rocco
On pulling out the close victory…
It’s the resilience of our team. We bend but don’t break. We came out here and got a great victory. It was a complete team effort. The coaching staff did a great job of putting a game plan together in a short week and we carried it out to a T. It was a great team effort and we did a great job of executing.
On the bounce back win after last week’s loss…
We had complete confidence that we were come out and do this thing. We did it and we did it in crazy fashion with that last play. We got the job done and we give credit to our coaches for putting the game plan together.
Linebacker Steve Greer
On the improvement of the run defense…
We worked really hard on it all summer, getting the run fits right. If you watched the film last year and it was not a matter of guys not being physical, it was a matter of technique and assignments. We have improved on those areas and it has showed up in games.
On the fourth down stop…
Towards the end I think they were trying to pick up their run game and get that part of their game back. The coaches planned that they were going to run the ball. It was a great call by Coach (Jim) Reid and the coaches.
On the win on national television…
It is awesome. You want to come out and show what you can do.
Running Back Perry Jones
On the halfback pass for a touchdown…
We have had it in for numerous weeks. I have been talking to (Coach Bill) Lazor during the previous games and he said he would call it when it was right. Going into this game, he said that we were going to run it no matter what. He was just looking for the right time to call it.
On the 78-yard touchdown catch…
We have been working on that since training camp. Me and Rocco have been talking about it that if a linebacker comes out to cover me one on one, be ready to get the ball. He looked for me to beat him and I think I did that.