Charley Molnar Quotes From Weekly MAC Media Teleconference
Sept. 19, 2012
On Monday, UMass football head coach Charley Molnar spoke with the media during his portion of the weekly MAC Football Coaches Teleconference. Molnar recapped the Michigan game and spoke about the upcoming week of preparation for Miami (Ohio).
On the breakdown of the Michigan performance and starting MAC play at Miami:
We're throwing the ball a little bit better. We're getting the ball out and making better decisions. We ran the ball more effectively; we've done a great job of holding onto the football. We've offensively not put the ball on the ground one time yet after three games. Our quarterback continues to protect the ball and not force the coverage defensively.
We didn't tackle as well as we needed to. We were tacking the best athlete in the United States. We didn't do nearly as well as we were anticipating. Nevertheless, we're past that and I think we're ready to take some strides forward as a football team.
On keeping the team in a positive frame of mind after 3 very difficult losses:
On the start of MAC play at Miami starting a new portion of the schedule:
On the status of Dalvin Battle and Galen Clemons?
Dalvin is scheduled for an MRI, but like I said after the game, I believe he is going to be out for the rest of the year. It doesn't seem like its good news even after yesterday's check-up - it just doesn't look good.
Galen was assessed by a number of doctors so far and I think there's an outside chance he could play Saturday, but quite frankly, I think we have to look two weeks in advance.
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