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We're beat up and fatigued and there are some guys in Gainesville licking their chops. The guys on our defense are flat-out warriors. (Defensive tackle) Ray Gant would not come out of the game and probably should have a couple of times. You have to tip your hat to them and coach Willie Martinez and rest of our defensive coaches.
Mark Richt
#Defense

It's been one of those years where not many people expected much of us. There weren't many guys getting all kinds of preseason accolades, maybe Max Jean-Gilles a little bit.
Mark Richt
#People

A team that can put pressure on the quarterback without blitzing I'm more worried about than a team that blitzes. Blitzing teams are vulnerable to the big play.
Mark Richt
#Pressure

The bowl system has not necessarily ever been fair. It has a lot to do with economics. The only thing that's locked in is the winner [of a conference title game] gets a BCS game. That's the only thing that's guaranteed. That's what you fight for. That's what you can accomplish so you don't have to worry about all the political ends of the bowl system.
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#Economy

It'll be more important for next year's class. You're in the first year of an eight-year contract rather than the fourth year of an eight-year contract. There is a huge difference in those two things.
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#Class

When I'm looking for a quarterback, the first thing I look for is the ability to throw the football. That's something that most people take as a given, but it's something you've got to have. From the film I saw on Matthew, he makes every throw you can ask a guy to make.
Mark Richt
#Ability

That's a great advantage over just showing up when two-a-days begin in the fall. He'll have a good working knowledge of the system. He'll get used to the other players. He'll get used to the college life. He'll be able to work out over the summer with the team and build a good rapport.
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#Advantage

Kirby did a great job with our backs during the past year. We hate to lose him but at the same time recognize the opportunity he has and wish him nothing but the best.
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#Hate

He comes from a top level program and has a lot of experience on the offensive side of the ball.
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#Experience

I'm real excited about this class, mainly because of the numbers. We really covered every major position other than the kickers. If these guys unite as a team, behave like they should and work hard like they should, we should be something special three or four years down the road.
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#Class

There's no doubt Joe T is the No. 1 guy going in. He's got a lot of things going for him.
Mark Richt
#Doubt

I really am sincere when I say that it's wide-open. We want to keep a completely open mind but be as fair as we can.
Mark Richt
#Mind

I don't think he's going to play defense anymore. He's going to be very valuable to us, and he has shown the ability to go deep and to catch the deep ball.
Mark Richt
#Defense

We need Brandon and Andy to have confidence in that snap and hold right now. It's not happening right now and it's getting in their head a little bit.
Mark Richt
#Confidence

I feel better about the defense overall today. I was getting a little concerned that things were getting a little too evenly matched. I think the defense ought to be a little ahead at this point, and the last couple times we've practiced it really hadn't been that way. But the defense really stepped it up.
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#Defense

I think it is very possible. Very conceivable. Game days are what separate guys. [The competition] is even enough ... I didn't feel like anybody was pulling away by a long shot in the spring.
Mark Richt
#Competition

He (Stafford) has come a long way. But there's a lot left to learn, which can only come through experience.
Mark Richt
#Experience

We didn't really do a good job of telling everybody to keep it hush-hush. We just wanted to honor him tonight and show our support.
Mark Richt
#Honor

Leonard has got a very strong upside. He's a mismatch problem for a lot of people.
Mark Richt
#People

We've got a lot of experience. We've got a lot more depth. These guys know what they're doing. They've played together a lot.
Mark Richt
#Experience

They are a little different than some people we play. [But] it is not a smoke-and-mirror team. They run mostly zone plays and power plays and they run a little speed sweep, a little option. They love to establish the run. Most of their big plays passing come off the play action.
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#People

[Georgia made] too many mistakes ... Hopefully we'll cut down on those [Thursday].
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#Mistakes