UNC senior quarterback Marquise Williams on 2014 chemistry issues.
“Some things happened and offense didn’t like defense, defense didn’t like offense. There’s no way you’re going to win football games if you both don’t like each other. But now it’s like, I love (UNC LB) Jeff Schoettmer, and I’ve been loving Schoettmer. I love those guys on the defensive side of the ball. We’re hanging out with each other. We go to movies together. It’s different things, you know, and I am very excited about it.”
NCSU senior defensive end Mike Rose on the possibility of the Wolfpack winning the conference crown in 2015.
“If we win the ACC Championship, Raleigh would shut down!”
Duke senior safety Jeremy Cash on the best question he heard all day.
“Somebody asked me what was my favorite emoji and if I could do it.”
NCSU senior quarterback Jacoby Brissett on the loaded backfield.
“I can’t tell you another team that has what we have in the backfield, honestly. I know a lot of players would love to have what we have in our backfield.”
Duke center Matt Skura on the players during summer workouts.
“Something we are instilling in the young guys and the older guys – this is a new day and age for Duke football. We’re not going to tolerate laziness or anything like that. We’ve been tough, but it’s what we need to be in a league like this.”
UNC senior linebacker Jeff Shoettmer on the 2015 defensive preparedness under new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik.
“I fully believe we can make a giant leap defensively. We’ll be prepared, these coaches won’t allow us not to be. He (Gene Chizik) won’t throw somebody out there who’s not prepared”
UNC senior linebacker Jeff Shoettmer on the Belk College Kickoff versus the Gamecocks.
“I’ve been looking forward to playing the University of South Carolina since December 28. It’s a big opportunity to show the strides we’ve made on national television.”
UNC senior quarterback Marquise Williams on new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik.
“When he (Chizik) brings the energy to those guys on that side of the ball (defense) it’s like no other.”
Wake Forest senior linebacker Brandon Chubb on defensive potential.
“We’re expecting to be the best team in the ACC.”
Wake Forest senior linebacker Brandon Chubb on what it will take to get more recognition in the ACC.
“We’ve got to win, finish the fourth quarter, and play well against conference competition. We can’t only play well against the FCS and non-conference schools.”
Pittsburgh junior running back James Conner on the pressure since earning 2014 ACC Player of the Year.
“It’s no pressure at all, enjoy what I do and yards and touchdowns will come. There is no pressure playing this game. It’s a job. It’s just like somebody flipping burgers at Burger King, there is no pressure to flip burgers.”
Pittsburgh junior running back James Conner on advice for high school athletes.
“Don’t pay attention to all the three star, four star rankings. I was a two star player coming out of high school.”
NC State graduate defensive end on winning the ACC Championship.
“If we won the ACC Championship, Raleigh would shut down!”
NC State senior quarterback on the freshman trio of running backs.
“I can’t tell you another team in the country with as much depth as we have a running back. They’re a great group, they’ll make plays. They have grown and matured since they’ve been here.”