I want to congratulate Louisville on playing a great game. We were lucky to win. I also want to congratulate my guys on hanging in there and battling and coming back in the second half. We got back to playing Virginia Tech football in the second half.
I just want to congratulate Seymour on another fine season. This is the seventh year in a row they've played in the state tournament. Maybe their experience paid off, and maybe some of our inexperience showed.
We can all take a moment to congratulate ourselves here today, but only a moment. One mining fatality, one mining injury, one occupational illness is one too many, and you know we still have work to do.
Obviously it was a game where they made more plays than we did. I congratulate Mike and the Denver Broncos. They are a good football team. They earned the right to play here (Saturday) and they played well.
I think we deserved to get through and I congratulate the players. We said before the game that nothing was decided and that we had to play a good team which is very dangerous. We did well and we didn't give away many chances.