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Miami/Louisville Quotes

Oct. 15, 2004

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LOUISVILLE VS. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMIOctober 14, 2004Orange Bowl – Miami, Fla.


Larry Coker

“We played a good team. They’re extremely well coached, a very offensive team.”

“I was disappointed in our defense. They tackled poorly tonight.”

“The team didn’t flinch, they didn’t give up. I was proud of their effort. They fought until the end.”

On Devin Hester- “He’s one of the most exciting players I’ve seen in football. He makes fast players look slow.”

“Brock had a super game especially in the second half. He was on fire. The team came up and made some plays for him.”

“This game woke up our defense. Louisville had a lot to do with it. We have to give them credit.”

“Once we settled down we started playing our scheme. We had a long layoff that hurt the defense.”

“We settled down in the second half and started playing our scheme. We got in a rhythm.”

“We tried to encourage our defense to stop these guys.”

“You have to win some like this. It was a tough game for us, a tough win.”

On Brock Berlin- “He prepares very hard and is very respected by his teammates. He’s a tough competitor and he wants to play. All he does is win. He is going to be sore tomorrow. He’s very bruised up.”

Devin Hester

On the punt return for a touchdown”My teammates got me in position to make the play – I really have to give credit to my blockers.”

“After the first one was called back, my teammates told me to keep my head up because they knew I would get another chance. I told myself that if I got another opportunity I was going to make another play.”

Frank Gore

“This was a big game for us and a big win. We took them for granted and they really came out and outplayed us in the first half. We were able to come back in the second half and take it one play at a time.”

Brock Berlin

“It was a great victory for our team tonight. It shows the type of character our team has. I am very proud of our offensive line. Those guys played very well tonight and helped make this victory happen.”

“I never even considered coming out of the game. I did not want to come out. I was hurting pretty bad. The doctors looked at it at half-time and I was cleared to keep playing.”

“Louisville is a very good team and they did a lot of good things out on the field tonight.”