A collection of quotes from WVU and Clemson coaches and players after workouts Friday in preparation for Wednesday's Orange Bowl:
WVU coach Dana Holgorsen, on West Virginia's starting safety:
"We're not ready to name a starter at this point. We have Ian Smith who's been a starter and doing a good job and we have Darwin Smith who's been a starter and done a good job and we have one spot open for about four players who will practice this week to see who will fill that role."
Holgorsen on four players not making the trip to Miami:
"None of those guys have been a very big contributor the way it is. It is what it is, two guys didn't meet grades and two guys didn't make the trip for a reason so we're going to move on without them."
Brodrick Jenkins, WVU defensive back, on Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, who attended the same high school as Jenkins:
"Growing up, me and Sammy were always nice. I was older so I had the resources, the car and stuff, so I would take him home and bring him around with me. I knew he was going to be special. It was like a big brother thing, I used to try to show him by example. But he's a smart, smart person. I'm happy that he went somewhere that really worked out for him."
Wes Tonkery, WVU defensive back, on his first start:
"I've been trying to stay focused these last couple weeks and practice hard. I'm just trying to learn each and every day. I don't feel any pressure yet, maybe before the game, but not yet. I think my family is just as nervous as I am to be honest."