Charley Molnar Quotes From Weekly MAC Media Teleconference (Sept. 30)
Sept. 30, 2013
University of Massachusetts football head coach Charley Molnar spoke with members of the media during the weekly MAC Teleconference on Monday morning. Molnar discussed the usage of the bye week, the progression of the team from its first year at the FBS level in 2012 until now and his scouting report on Bowling Green.
On how the team used its bye week and the preparations being made to face Bowling Green:
In preparation for Bowling Green, the staff worked over the summer to get a bit of a head start. Last week we put in several days work, picked up there yesterday afternoon and have been full steam ahead preparing to face a strong football team in Bowling Green.
On scouting Bowling Green, offensively and defensively:
Defensively, among their starters, their base personnel has seven seniors and four juniors. Who wouldn't want to be in that position? Their team is ready to win and they have played excellent football. They have great momentum with a two-game winning streak and they beat a good team in Akron last week.
On UMass' progress from its first year playing in the Mid-American Conference in 2012 to now:
I'm hoping the team spent a lot of time watching video from last year. We are a whole lot better than we were a year ago. We are excited to go out on the field and show the MAC how our football team has improved.
Comparing Bowling Green's defense from the 2012 season with the current year:
On what Molnar sees in the film of Bowling Green regarding the Falcons ability to grind out wins this season late in the game:
On the team's attitude entering the conference portion of the 2013 schedule:
With a program like ours, which is developing and is so young, being consistent in play is critical for us moving forward. The guys used the off-week to watch film of the season and the first four games and are scratching their heads over some of the mistakes that were made. I believe we can grow over the coming weeks and start to make a move in the Mid-American Conference. That does not mean we are going to win the league and it does not mean we are going to win the MAC East. I believe we are going to play better as the season goes on.