Post Game Quotes
Nov. 6, 2004
MARYLAND COACH Ralph Friedgen
Virginia did a good job of coaching. They executed well on both sides of the ball, and they're to be commended on that.
We were flat, and we just didn't have anything in the tank. I don't know if it was because of last week or what it was. I have to evaluate myself. If they can't get up for this game, I don't know what the hell is wrong with me.
(On early opportunities)
It was like the walk of the zombies. Nobody was home. We were talking to them, trying to motivate them. Nothing was registering.
They blocked us, especially on the backside. I thought there were times we contained them on the front side, and they did a good job of blocking on the back side. And sometimes our pursuit didn't get there, and that's very rare for our defense.
VIRGINIA COACH AL GROH
We've been trying to work to become this kind of team for the better part of three-plus years now. I've said on earlier occasions maybe we're closer to the model than we've ever been, and maybe we closed in a little bit more on the model tonight.
(On the offensive line)
(On the defense)
Field position was a big item in the game. We did give away field position, and as a result we were kind of vulnerable at that point. For the defense to do what they did on the fourth-down plays, it was pretty terrific.
(On Andrew Hoffman)
There are a lot of players on our team having a very fine season, but nobody is having a finer season than Andrew. ... He's making himself very difficult to block. He's turning himself into a playmaking lineman.
(On Philip Brown)
(On rebounding from the FSU loss)