“I was really proud of the way our players competed in the game today. We really executed well offensively in the first half. They had a lot of shifts in motion, and our defensive players did a good job of adjusting. We played well in the game. I felt great about the seniors being able to close out their career here with a pretty memorable victory for them.
“This is a great rivalry game, and for our players to be able to win this game is always a big thing for our fans, our players and all of our supporters. I was really pleased with the way we played in the game. We had some outstanding performances today. Eddie Lacy did a good job, the offensive line did a good job and AJ McCarron had a good game today. Amari Cooper had some big catches.
“This was a great team victory. Everybody contributed. We asked for everyone to play their best game today. When you make a commitment to something, it comes from the heart, and I really thought our players did that. Our players did a good job of that today and competed well in the game. A lot of players got to play, which is a good thing.
“Kenny Bell is going to be out. He’s going to have a rod put in his tibia. He’s got a broken leg. Doc thinks it’s probably five to six weeks with that injury before he can start running. He’s going to be out. Brandon Ivory twisted his ankle. I think he will be OK. Everybody else that didn’t go back in the game didn’t really have a significant injury. We feel good about that.
“I think it’s great for our team that we won the (SEC) West. This is a very competitive division with a lot of good teams. I’d certainly like to congratulate all the coaches, everybody who contributes to the organization and program, for doing a great job in every way that they contributed. It’s a great opportunity to play a really good team in the University of Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. To me, in all those games that I’ve been a part of, they are about as good as any game in the country other than the national championship game. Georgia has a really good team and is playing really well right now. I don’t know how they did today, but it will be a great opportunity for our players to have a chance to play against a really good team for the SEC Championship.”