Sept. 22, 2012
Final Stats |
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -
Postgame quotes following Maryland's 31-21 loss to No. 8 West Virginia.
Maryland head coach Randy Edsall
"I'm disappointed that we made some of the errors that we made that didn't allow us to have an opportunity to win toward the end of the game. One of the things we have to do is we just have to do a better job of securing the ball offensively and make sure we cut down on the penalties and the sacks.
"Defensively we gave up a couple big plays - one was miscommunication and on special teams we missed a field goal. The guys fought hard, but you know the bottom line is we came up a little bit short and we will just keep getting better and keep working to make ourselves better."
On quarterback Perry Hills:
"When you get around Perry, and you see his demeanor and his competiveness and his heart and his passion and his ability to be a team guy, you just know a guy like that is going to rebound from some setbacks. That is the thing - he is a tough guy. He is just a tough guy that wants to do well. I thought he went out and for the most part did a good part of executing the game plan. We have to protect him better; we didn't protect him well enough today. Perry has it in him to come back after that hit that he took. I thought he did a good job, but there are things he needs to do to get better."
On if he thinks they can establish the running game:
"We hope so. We have to take a look after this week now. Andrew Zeller went in there and played; he made a great block. Stefon's [Diggs] last touchdown - we are going to take a look at that and evaluate that and see if we can make ourselves better up front. At this level you have to be able to run the football, and we're going to run the football. I can tell you that that is something that we are going to do and get better at. I do think that we have some backs that can run the ball, but that is something that we are going to do and continue to work on."
On the fumble that was not challenged:
"I don't know why anybody challenges anything. We have a system in place in college football that every play is reviewed, so why challenge anything? They are up there reviewing it, so to me, why should a coach even have a challenge? Every play is reviewable, and if it wasn't a fumble, why should I challenge it? I just don't see any reason to do it.
"They have a job to do, so if they don't reverse it or stop the clock to review it, then I'm putting it on the officials because it is their job. That is why we are paying those people money to be up there, so I don't even know why we have a review for the coaches when every play is reviewed."