Head Coach Bill Curry

On Campbell...
"We're playing Campbell, who we played a year ago in one of the most memorable moments since we started the program. It was a very demanding environment; it was our first road trip and literally the first time some of our players had been on an airplane. So we took the trip to Campbell, which is a very physical football team. They run the ball well and stop the run well. We managed to make a drive at the end of the game and kick a field goal to win. That was the start of a very good attitude on our team about fourth quarters, which prevailed through the entire year. We didn't get that done this year, and that's all too obvious. Campbell is a different team, in that they are more confident. They are big and physical and move the ball well. They want to run it down your throat."

On the last game of the season...

"Our challenge is to end the season with dignity and to finally play a complete game. That's our challenge to our squad. The last four games have come down to one play. Three of them were in overtime. It's an incredible run of ineffectiveness on our part. The season could be very different if we had made one play. A lot of that has to do with confidence and knowing exactly what we're going to do and believing that we can do it. We'll keep on working this week. We want to finish the season with a win against Campbell in our stadium and use that to launch into our off-season program."

On ending the season...
"The only thing we have left in a moment like this is to suck it up and be a team. We need to finish the job with the knowledge that we have an enormous amount of work to do, which will begin the day after this season ends. At the same time, it's Senior Day and we deeply appreciate this group of seniors. They came here as an act of faith. When they came here, they didn't know if we were going to have a practice field or a locker room. They came here and gave us tremendous effort and we'd like to send them out on a positive note."

On the running backs...
"Donald Russell ran today in practice and is definitely better than he was Saturday [against West Alabama]. He went in for the one play Saturday and even though he gained five yards, he could have gained thirty-five if he was the normal Donald. Of course, Malcolm [Smith] will be ready to go. We hope Donald will be ready to go and we moved Nate Anthony from corner to running back, which is what he played in high school. He was a wide receiver for us up until last spring, so he knows the offensive system. He's an excellent contributor on special teams and he has his heart in it. It's been a really bizarre year for our centers and our running backs."

Senior Offensive Tackle Clyde Yandell

On if it's hit him that this will be his last collegiate football game...
"It hasn't quite hit me yet because we only have one more practice with pads tomorrow. Thursday is a clean up day with more special teams. I think after tomorrow and by the time we get to the hotel Friday, it will hit me that I won't be practicing any longer. It's been a long and interesting journey. I've experienced a lot of good things and bad things. [Our record] is disappointing this season but you have to look at it that just as the team is bigger than any individual, this program is bigger than this season. One of the things we talked about is ending the season on a good note and turning the corner as a program. We want to make a win a  transition point to start having those positive seasons.

On if there's anything he wanted to do in practice he never had the chance to do...
"Coach Bond knows this very well, I've never touched the football in my entire football career in a game. I played defense one year [in high school] at defensive tackle, I was not credited with a fumble that I thought I recovered. Other than that I've never touched the ball. I'm not anticipating that happening. I've done it in practice, but it's not quite the same.


"I already have the play drawn up for Coach Bond, he knows exactly what to do if he chooses to run it. It's a play that I've seen run at Georgia Tech while I was there. It's a pretty good scheme. It's essentially a tackle-eligible type play.

On if coaching is in his future...
"I don't want to say absolutely not, but there's nothing right now that I've done to consider or anticipate coaching. I think if I were to coach it would be way down the road and at a small level, with my own children or doing something more to give back to the community. I don't have aspirations to coach as a career.

On what sticks out in his mind from his experience at GSU...
"I guess what I have been reminiscing about is looking back on my whole football career. In college I never anticipated I would be a player that would transfer. Circumstances sometimes dictate that for you. Coming to a new program is interesting and had its own challenges and excitement. I have made a lot of good relationships with coaches, players and administrators that I hope will last a long time. I've really thought about what lessons I've learned from football especially from this season, having had the record that we do and things not going quite the way we hoped. Looking at my scholastic journey and what made me come here too.

On any experiences off the field he will remember...
"One of the things that Coach Curry said is that years from now, you will remember your teammates, those friendships and the times you spent with them. I'm not a person who lives and dies by football. I have other things that I'm interested in that I can pursue. I'm not going to view football and missing football in the same light as other people would. But, I will miss the camaraderie of being on a team. One of the things I've always enjoyed the most is when you're travelling to the hotels, especially road games if I'm going somewhere I haven't been before. There's not quite the tension of practice week or game day when you have the opportunity to relax with your teammates. That's something I've always enjoyed quite a bit. That's the thing I will look back on.