November 21, 2007

McCarthy: We’re going to bring it at BC

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LB COLIN MCCARTHY Q&A

Q: Things haven't gone the team's way this year.

McCarthy: We're still trying to stay positive. Losing the way we've been losing with the score the way it's been - the games have been blowouts as far as the score. We let the games get away from us at the end, and it hurt. We're trying to win. That's what we came here to do. We're going to try this last game to beat Boston College.

Q: The team won against Boston College last year. Does that give you some confidence entering this game?

McCarthy: It's something to go off of, I guess. We're trying to go up to Boston College and win. That's our main goal. If they take us lightly, think they'll put up points on us, they've got something coming because we're going to bring it.

Q: Getting to a bowl is the driving force now?

McCarthy: We're just trying to play in a bowl, get the experience for the seniors, try to win it for them and for coach (Randy) Shannon in his first year.

Q: Does this team deserve to be in a bowl?

McCarthy: If we win we deserve it, as far as Boston College. Some of the games we lost we felt we should have win. I feel we should already be bowl eligible the way we're playing. We're going to go out and try to beat Boston College.

Q: What's been going on with the defensive struggles?

McCarthy: The hardest part is dealing with field position, the ball being on our own 30, 35, trying to stop them, trying not to give up big plays. We hold them on first and second down, then on 3rd and 10, 3rd and 11 they convert. We have to get off the field.

Q: Boston College is already in the ACC title game. Do you think they'll us their starters for the whole game?

McCarthy: Yeah. We're hoping they bring their starters. We want to go up and play a hard game. We don't want them to give us anything, and we don't think they will.


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