Sunday, September 23, 2007

Quotes from Week 4 around the SEC

There were heavy hits all over the field, including one in which Craig Steltz flattened Jared Cook to break up a long pass over the middle. Cook stayed down for a couple minutes before coaches got him up and off the field.

"We just tried to dislodge them from the ball. If we can't catch it, nobody can."
- LSU safety Craig Steltz, after leveling South Carolina receiver Jared Cook, who lay motionless for several seconds after the hit.

"It was pretty close until then and that just put another dagger in them. It always works (in practice). We felt confident with it. I've been playing soccer all my life, but I also can catch footballs."
- place kicker ColtDavid, after his fake field goal-touchdown run.

"We had to try something different. Blake Mitchell "maybe didn't do all that poorly, but we had to give (Chris) Smelley a chance. We're going to give him a chance next week and see what happens."
- Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier on why he replaced his starting quarterback with the backup.

“We’re not anxious to play L.S.U. again.Let’s put it that way.”
- Steve Spurrier said.

No. 22 Georgia beat NO. 16 Alabama in dramatic fashion on Saturday, 26-23 in overtime, before 92,138 in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Saban-haters are on in full force, and it'll only be a short time before the Tide turns against Saban, probably before the showdown with LSU on Nov. 3. But, you've got to be happy for Georgia, perennially to 2nd and 3rd place among SEC bigdogs.
“It’s huge for us,” Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “We’re young. It’s big to win in the SEC anywhere, especially on the road in a place like this where it seemed like there were 200,000 people. It’s big for us in terms of morale.”

“I think the biggest difference in the game was in terms of time of possession and the ability to keep the ball.” - Alabama coach Nick Saban

Tim Tebow, err, Superman, accounted for all of the Gators touchdowns Saturday, proving his worth. Ole Soup threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for two scores, as third-ranked Florida held on for a 30-24 victory over Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
Tebow completed 20-of-34 passes for 261 yards and ran for 166 yards on 27 carries for the Gators (4-0, 2-0 SEC), who played on the road for the first time this season.
"They played very well against us on defense. They forced us to show immaturity and make some mistakes. They played hard. I admire the way they do things. It was a tough win." -Florida head coach Urban Meyer.
"Obviously we are disappointed with the loss. But we put ourselves in a position to win. We came back and fought. We gave us ourselves a chance on the last drive, if we had just made some plays. We just didn't get it done. It was a good effort by the team. We made some improvement after a very tough week. We showed some leadership. I am proud of that. Florida is a good team. They are talented. We are a couple players short."
- Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron.

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