From the ACC weekly conference conference call:Q. Coach, anything you would have done differently with the game plan last week against Florida State once you took the lead that would have seal a victory?
COACH SPAZIANI: Made a couple first downs and stopped them (laughter).
No. I don’t know. That was last week and we’re done with that. But not really.
"I don't know"? He doesn't know what could have changed the outcome of the game or at least can't answer it seriously? "We're done with last week, but we're not"? Jesus.Q. I’m doing a story on one of Florida State’s young receivers, Rodney Smith. You had a couple really good plays against him, but he had six catches. 6′6″, 220. What kind of challenge does he present to you defensively?
COACH SPAZIANI: You left out one thing: he’s fast (laughter). They got great receivers, and he’s certainly a great receiver and they have a great offensive scheme.
His physical talents alone, the matchups they create are always problems for a Boston College team.
Talented players always present problems for BC? We can't matchup with speed? The way it's phrased means that he has no confidence in BC's size and speed and never has been.Q. Not that I want you to reveal your state secrets, but was there something in particular that you did, that you adjusted or anything that you could keep doing down the stretch to keep that going?
COACH SPAZIANI: Well, if there was a little magic button, I would have pushed it long ago. As I said all along and always it’s the case: winning minimizes the problems, losing magnifies the problems. They’re always there and they have to be negotiated and coached through and worked through.
Nothing is different. We just have to work through what we have to work through and coach it better and play better and hopefully we’ll have better results.
If nothing was different, then was it just dumb luck? If you have to coach better and play better - isn't that different
This one I actually liked: "Once again, one game does not make a pattern, but it’s certainly pointed in the right direction, and hopefully we can continue to do it."
The entire call, the press seemed to be saying that the ship was righted, just based on a close win and a few big Montel plays. Spaz did not feel that way and I'm glad he expressed that.http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2010/10/20/acc-coaches-quotes-week-8/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports