Vanderbilt vs. Georgia Postgame Quotes
J.J. Green

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Oct. 19, 2013

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Georgia LB Jordan Jenkins

On the two targeting calls:

"I'm not trying to say much, but that whole call is a BS call to me... the rule in general is BS. I think it ruins the game. I think it's going to ruin the game of football."

On the effect of this loss:

"It's definitely one that's going to hit us deep. We thought we had it won. We should have won. Some unfortunate things happened today, and we've just got to come back ready to work."

On the game:

"After this we've just got to get back to work. Lot of thoughts on this game. Gonna keep some to myself. I'm ready to see how this officiating, this is going to go over this weekend."

Georgia CB Damian Swann

On the secondary's play in today's game:

"I'm proud of my guys. I'm proud of the way they stepped up today. We've just got to keep playing."

Georgia CB Shaq Wiggins

On pick six:

"I kind of knew it was coming, the only play they really could have run there so I just read it before those big guys could get a hand on it. It was a great feeling, being my first pick six in an SEC game."

On the team moving forward:

"We really wanted to win this game before the bye week, but now we can to go back to the drawing boards, go back to practicing the way we have been practicing, and just continue and focus on the next game."

On if the team's goal still remains the same for the rest of the season:

"I think it will remain the same, we will just have to go game-by-game but our goal is still the same."

On opinion of what went wrong today:

"That would really be an opinion you would have to ask my coach. I think we played great as a team, especially as a defense. We improved on a lot of things, especially in the secondary. I think we did good."

Georgia QB Aaron Murray

On Vanderbilt and thinking getting by them to get to 5-2:

"This is a much needed open date, we got to figure this out. Do some soul searching and really figure out what we need to do individually and as a team to get better. There are still a lot of great games left, a big game versus Florida in a couple weeks. We got to put this one behind us, get back to work, find a way and like I said just keep getting better."

On how much of a roller coaster for you emotionally the season has been:

"I mean it's tough but we got to just keep grinding. Like I said our leaders really have to step up and make sure everyone stays focused, stays hungry and keeps working."

On being up 27-14 and maybe wanting to take more chances:

"We as players just thought we could run the ball and they did a better job towards the end of the game of really stuffing the run. They played extremely well today, you got to give them a lot of credit."

On having three straight three and outs towards the end:

"Like I said, they did a great job of their scheme and we just didn't make the plays."

On Vanderbilt's scheme:

"Nothing that we weren't prepared for, they didn't do anything crazy. We just didn't make the plays and they played hard. We didn't match that as well as we needed to, they made the plays down the stretch and we didn't."

On how stunning was the turn of events:

"Definitely very stunning, it's hard. But like I said, it's a good open week for us. We got to get healthy and got to get guys working a little harder this week, next week and then get ready to finish off strong."


Vanderbilt Head Coach James Franklin
Opening Comments:
"Thank you to the fans for creating a good environment, which we've worked hard to build. We persevered. We've persevered all year long. We've persevered as a campus. We've persevered as a community. I'm happy for our kids and our program. We're 1-0 this week... My emotion is for this community and this campus. Having [linebacker] Karl Butler back was significant. [Quarterback] Patton Robinette coming in under tough circumstances was big."

On Vanderbilt Quarterback Patton Robinette:
"He had like three losses in high school... We [develop] guys to put them in situations to be successful. He did his job and his teammates had his back. This is a violent game. You always have to prepare because you're only one play away."

On Wide Receiver Jonathan Krause's Late-Game Heroics:
"That's what the SEC is all about - teams competing and players competing. He is an example of perseverance. He has been here for three years. He has been great as a teammate. He has blocked, he did his job, he paid his dues. When the time has come for him to step up this year, he has been there for us."

On the SEC Competition:
"This conference is brutal. That's why it's so respected nationally. I'm proud to be a part of Vanderbilt, part of the SEC and part of this community."

On Vanderbilt's Defense:
"I'm very proud of our defense. We made some slight changes in scheme - nothing radical. That's a good team we just played. That's one of the best quarterbacks in the country... The defense was able to play well enough to keep the game close."

On the Game's Intensity:
"The fake field goal was an important play in the game. The fact that we were 2-for-2 on fourth down is important. We have to take calculated risks. It was a very intense game from the sidelines."

On Vanderbilt Quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels:
"I feel for the kid... Being a part of this program is giving him great chances... I'm very proud of him. His leadership has been unbelievable."

On Getting Wins:
"When you take over a program, every win has to be significant to us. Every school you play - it's an opportunity. You come together on Saturdays as a community. Football has the power to bring a community together like nothing else. We should be celebrating when good things happen.

"We've had significant wins and signature wins from Day 1. When you come in and take over a program with four wins in the previous two years, UConn is a significant win, Presbyterian is a significant win... They are all significant."

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