Charley Molnar Quotes From Weekly MAC Media Teleconference
Oct. 2, 2012
In Monday morning's MAC Football Coaches Media Teleconference, UMass head coach Charley Molnar looks back at the Ohio game, previews the Western Michigan contest this Saturday and talks about the improvements he is seeing in his team as the season progresses.
On the most recent contest - a 37-34 loss to Ohio:
On searching for the first win and whether or not the Ohio game was a morale victory:
Thoughts on the performance of the offense against Ohio:
"We started the same receivers a few weeks in a row now, so we are gaining continuity there. [Wide receiver] Deion Walker continues to improve. Rob Blanchflower is playing excellent at tight end right now, not only as a blocker but as a receiver and run-after-the-catch player. [Wide receiver] Alan Williams had probably the best day of his career as a senior. He [Williams] really had a nice afternoon and the offense continues to get better. Michael Cox was steady again [at running back]. Cox had a critical fumble in the game, but the defense rose up to the challenge and kept Ohio out of the endzone."
Previewing the upcoming contest at Western Michigan:
"They run a different style of defense. They're the first team we will play that bases out of the 3-4 defense and our team has not seen too much of that. We gave them some looks at that style during summer practice to get ready for other opponents as we go down the road but this will be the first time we get a steady diet of it.
"We will be going to a new location, so our guys will be looking around and we have to get them focused on the game. I know they always have a great crowd at Western Michigan and when I coached there I felt like we always had a great home field advantage each and every time we stepped on the field. Offensively I don't know if their quarterback is going to play or not, but they certainly have a big, strong offensively line - very much like a Big Ten Conference offensive line from size, strength and power standpoints."
On Western Michigan's offense, with a successful young WR and potentially two QBs:
On what he hopes to see from the Minutemen this week: