On Marquise Williams’s performance against the Cavaliers piling up four total touchdowns on the day:
“I thought he did a nice job of managing the game and moving the chains when we needed to. Then when we had a chance to go for some big balls he did it. He had a lot of fun doing it.”
On Dominique Green's interception returned for a touchdown against Virginia:
“When I talk about the true freshmen I always tend to leave Dominique out. I forget because he was with us in the spring and I just forget about it. He’s been a starter from the very first game and I don’t even think about him being a true freshman anymore. He told after the game that it was the first touchdown he’s scored since Pop Warner so he was really excited.”
On the amount of freshmen producing and scoring touchdowns over the past few weeks:
“It’s very exciting for the future. We’ve got some young kids not only just playing for us but also making plays for us. That’s unusual to have that many that are actually really making big plays for us.”
How happy were you with the balance your offense displayed this past weekend against the Cavaliers with the ability to find success rushing and throwing the ball?
“Well, if we could do that every week we’d take it. We do pride ourselves on balance. We want to be able to be effective in both areas. We feel like nowadays a team decides they are going to take away the run then they probably can but they can’t stop the pass. We want to be able to do both. That’s very important to us so we can beat a team with either.”
How has Khris Francis improved his play as the season has progressed?
“He’s just like all of these other freshmen that are playing. They’re now at the point with these guys where they’re not having to think about what they have to do on every play. Now they know, they’re able to process it quicker and they’re able to just play. Now you see what they can do.”
What did you see on film after reviewing the Virginia game in regards to the flags thrown for five men lined up in the backfield?
“The rule states that you can have no more than four people in the backfield. Evidently, the officials felt like there were more than four so they threw a flag whenever they saw that. That’s all I’m going to say.”
On signing financial aid agreements for the 2014 recruiting class:
“It is a new rule that once you have a midseason signee…A guy that’s going to come into school in January in football. There’s no early signing day but that young man after September 1st of his senior year can sign a financial aid agreement. Now what that does is it locks the university in on the scholarship for that young man but that young man is not locked into the university.
"He’s not locked in until he signs a Letter of Intent or he enters school on the first day. Once he signs that financial aid agreement you can now make it public and you can talk about him. You can tweet him, you can text him, you have unlimited phone calls so you can contact him as much as you want at that time.”
On 2014 January enrollee Brandon Fritts:
“Brandon’s a guy that’s about 6-foot-4 and about 220 pounds right now. Obviously, we went up to recruit Mitch (Trubisky) last year. We watched the team and we noticed this kid was making a lot of plays. Once we evaluated him we were excited. We feel like he’s really going to fit into that tight end role. They had him unattached at the time and they’ve attached him a little bit this year really for us. He’s really excelling. We think he’s going to be about a 245 pounder and a very athletic tight end.”
On 2014 January enrollee M.J. Stewart:
“He plays both sides of the ball but we’re recruiting him as a corner. He’s a very skilled athlete. He’s about 6’0” and 185 pounds right now in high school. He really can run well. He’s a very intelligent kid. He’s fired up about being a Tar Heel.”
On 2014 January enrollee Bentley Spain:
“The No. 1 offensive lineman in the state. He’s a 6-foot-6, 310-pounder out of Providence High School. We battled with a lot of schools on him. Bentley decided that this was the place for him to be close to his family out of Charlotte. He was just named the MVP of the Big 22 in the state and that’s the first time an offensive linemen has won that award.”
On 2014 January enrollee Elijah Hood:
“A great kid from a great family there at Charlotte Catholic. He’s very impressive. We offered him as a sophomore. For him, the other night he had four or five touchdowns, 270-something yards and that’s just a ho-hum night for him.”
Thoughts on Pittsburgh’s win over Notre Dame last week and the team as a whole:
“It was a big win. You watch them on film, they’re a good football team. They’ve lost one game at home and that was against Florida State early in the year. They have been really sound at home. Notre Dame goes in there and they played really well against Notre Dame and won the football game.”
What’s impressive about Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald?
“He is an outstanding player, a kind of a one-man show. He can wreck you from the inside out. He’s about 6’1” and 290 pounds so he’s not a thick guy but he’s got great quickness and great athleticism.”
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