Charley Molnar Quotes From Weekly MAC Media Teleconference (Sept. 2)
Sep 3, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass football head coach Charley Molnar spoke with media members on Monday morning during the MAC Coaches Media Teleconference following the first week of the season. Molnar recapped the Wisconsin game, looked ahead to the Maine game, and shared what he saw as some positive aspects from the Minutemen's play last Saturday.
Recapping The Wisconsin Game And Looking Ahead To The Maine Game:
As far as looking ahead to Maine, we've watched a lot of video on them over the summer and even over the last 24 hours. It's a well-coached football team - they played really, really hard. I'm sure this game is awfully important to them, and we're going have to bring our very, very best in order to win the game, there's no doubt about it.
On the challenges Maine presents:
On Quarterback Mike Wegzyn:
For the most part, he took what the defense gave him. There were some plays where I think he would've liked to have had them back. There was some tight coverage and he tried to get the ball in there - where he had time and could've moved on to his next receiver. For the most part, he played poised and I thought he took a step up from some other games that he played last year.
In our running game, we just weren't able to crack a long play. I think our longest was 11 yards but, again, that's a much a testament to Wisconsin's defense. That was really, really, not only a strong defensive line, but really their whole front seven, their safety play, just all around a really well-coached football team, superior in all aspects. I would imagine that they're going make a run at the Big Ten championship and maybe even a BCS game.
On positives for the defense:
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