© St. Petersburg Times, published October 13, 2002
Linebacker Jonathan Vilma on whether he was stunned to see FSU lose by missing a field goal:
"I wasn't really thinking about it. I was just trying to block it. I tried to jump for it and kind of missed it to the right. I looked back and it went wide left and I was kind of happy about it. I think it's just us and FSU. We got something going on with that."
Quarterback Ken Dorsey:
"I didn't even watch the field goal. Willis (McGahee, running back) was the one who told me they missed it. He was jumping up and down, screaming and hugging everyone."
Dorsey on keeping his composure:
"My guys really helped me out today. I threw two costly interceptions and I take responsibility for that. These guys played their hearts out and I'm so proud of them."
Coach Larry Coker on the ending:
"I knew they had a great kicker, and they made a great play that put them in field-goal range. They should've had the opportunity to kick the field goal."
Coker on FSU's Greg Jones:
"I knew Greg Jones was a great back, but he is a step above the rest. He is a very strong, powerful running back and we couldn't tackle him."
Center Brett Romberg on whether Miami deserved to win:
"Yeah, we made a lot more mistakes than Florida State made, but I know a lot us gave an effort that we never gave before and we worked harder than we ever worked before today. I kind of think we earned it. Some of us think we earned it."
Coker on Miami's resiliency:
"We did what we had to do. We had some great opportunities but we did not make those plays, but we put ourselves in a great position to win the game. We were down 13 points and we came back."