Jeff Hafley and Players Speak After Big Win Against Yellow Jackets

A.J. Black

Boston College pounded the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday 48-27. Led by 264 yards on the ground, the Eagles were able to jump out to a big early lead and held on as GT made a rush near the end of the game. After the game, Jeff Hafley and a trio of players spoke with the media. Here is what they said.

Jeff Hafley

Hafley talked about the team's rushing attack, and how he knew all along that it would come. He also talked about the improvements on the defense, the play of CJ Lewis, and the incredible job done by the offensive line. 

Wide Receiver CJ Lewis

In a game where the junior wide receiver scored two touchdowns, Lewis talked about his role in the offense. He talked about who influences him as a wide receiver, how he plays a different role than Zay Flowers. Also he discussed what it is like for a wide receiver to watch the offense run the ball so effectively.

Quarterback Phil Jurkovec

After throwing the ball just fifteen times, the transfer quarterback discussed his offensive line, the rushing attack and the progression of wide receiver CJ Lewis

Safety Mike Palmer

He talks about what it felt like to grab the fumble and score a touchdown, gave a bit of insight into his injury.

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Comments (3)
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Man, Lewis and Jurkovec look a lot alike.
LT Dan: you two twins?
Forrest: we are no relations, Sir.


Main differences from the past:

  1. Hafley takes blame for every player or personnel mistake. (He knows everyone is college is obviously "young")

  2. Hafley acknowledges people like me criticizing the OL etc but does not demand I stop... he just keeps working instead...

  3. Hafley does not use other team ability to excuse his own shortcomings but uses their praises as a goal for his own players. (Hafley spoke and praised GT for not quitting until the clock went to Zero.)

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A.J. Black
A.J. Black


Huge difference, it's to the point right now that you know if there is a mistake Hafley is going to take the blame. That is great coaching. I'm sure he talks about it with the players, but that is all behind close doors. He also said he doesn't yell or scream at them, which is a huge departure from Addazio