What Mark Richt, Miami Hurricanes players said after 52-30 win over Toledo

Mark Richt (Getty Images)

Mark Richt (Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS — Live updates from Mark Richt after a win over Toledo:

Richt: “Well, that was enough drama for three weeks of football.”

Richt was extra thankful for the victory because “we’ve been through a lot. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster for a lot of us.”

Richt said six players “were cramping up” during Wednesday’s practice in Orlando, which was very hot. One required an IV.

The first half “got away from us. … The heat and humidity was working more for them.” When the second-half weather cooled, “it helped us more.”

Richt was going to take Mark Walton out of the game after he hit the 199-yard mark on a carry. He put him back in “if he promised not to get hurt again.”

Richt on Walton’s ankle: “It’s going to be sore.”

“I hate the fact we had the drama we had … it’s a tribute to them and their ability to score. Thankfully we got back on track.”

Richt wanted to slow it down and control the clock, but said “we were more effective when we were faster.”

Richt on Miami’s pass defense: “This guy’s really good,” speaking about Toledo quaarterback Logan Woodside. “Their skill guys did a super job and they pass-protected pretty good.”

At halftime, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz wrote “we’re going to win this game” on the board in the locker room. That’s according to DE Trent Harris.

Shaq Quarterman: Manny Diaz “said exactly what we were all thinking” at halftime. “We didn’t have any doubt in our minds.”

Quarterman on Toledo: “They thought they were going to shock the world. By halftime, I guess they thought they did.”

Quarterman: “We think of it like boxing. You can take a couple jabs. It is what it is. … We take it on the chin and don’t give up, ever.”

Braxton Berrios, who had a career-high 105 receiving yards: “Patience. That’s all I can say. That’s all anyone can do, keep your head down and be patient.”

Berrios: “When you’re sitting on two consecutive Saturdays, nothing’s going on … it takes a second to get back into it.”

Malik Rosier: “We didn’t really know what they were going to give us.” Toledo’s D switches looks every week, Miami has said this week.

Rosier: “Jeff Thomas was wide open” on his interception. “I just missed him.”

 

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