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David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

David Cutcliffe on the struggles of QB Daniel Jones this season: "He's had some spots where it's been tough. Some of that he'd accept, but as his coach, it's a combination of things going on around him -- and it's not been any one thing. Sometimes it's protection, route running, dropped balls, inconsistency of the run game. I sat down with him Sunday about this: His growth is far beyond the numbers."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Doeren says NC State's trainers say Nyheim Hines should be good to play vs. UNC. "We'll cross our fingers and hope it stays that way."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Clawson said he had to play a lot of kids before they were ready in 2014 and 2015. "Those situations can make you or break you. Fortunately for us, it made John Wolford. It made Phil Haynes. It made Ryan Anderson. It made Cam Serigne."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Fuente on VT's young WRs: "It's been a slow process. We're still trying to gain some consistency. Eric [Kumah] has been more consistent for us. Sean [Savoy] is still just a true freshman and has some of those true freshman moments out there. Sean's done a good job at times. Eric has made huge strides to become a very reliable player out there. Phil Patterson is a guy that last week contributed, had a good week of practice. I'm encouraged by his development."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

UNC coach Larry Fedora on the Heels' finale against NC State: "We've built a little momentum with all these young guys that are playing, and every positive thing that can happen to us is important."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia Tech gave up 319 yards rushing to Duke last week, and now must face Georgia's tandem of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. "We didn't play much defense last week. We've got to tackle better for one thing," coach Paul Johnson said. "We have to play the run better than we did a week ago to have a chance."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Babers on saying good-bye to his seniors Saturday: "They're going to be the cornerstone of what we're going to get done in the future. There's no doubt we're going to win here. But the 2017 class should get credit for that. I hope when these young men come back in 2018, 2019 and 2020 when things are different, the people in the community give them the due they deserve."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked Louisville coach Bobby Petrino whether Lamar Jackson deserves to be in New York for the Heisman ceremony: "I think he does for sure. I can't imagine there's a better player in the country than Lamar Jackson, his ability to throw the football, run the football. I know we had our struggles, but it wasn't his play. He was playing great and doing everything he could."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher asked about having two games left, with ULM rescheduled for Dec. 2 and the possibility of still making a bowl: "It's still out there, and our kids are playing hard for it, and I think they're looking forward to playing both games."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney describes his team's mentality headed into the South Carolina game: "Very focused, locked in, excited, just understand exactly where we are and embracing the moment."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield on his family through this: "My family is one of a kind. We've been through a lot of ups and downs."

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baker Mayfield on getting benched Saturday: "I understand it."

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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer said today in his press conference that the rivalry game against Michigan is not a "one week deal." Rather that he and his coaches have been preparing for this game all year. "We're not just starting our film study for the week," Meyer said. "That's been going on for a long time." When asked a similar question, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh stated that he and his staff have done much of the same because of the magnitude that this rivalry brings.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma is a 21-point favorite over West Virginia at the Wynn sportsbook in Las Vegas. The Sooners opened as 21.5-point favorites. The line dropped to -20, after it was announced that Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will not start.