Charley Molnar Quotes From Weekly MAC Media Teleconference (Oct. 7)
Oct. 8, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - 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 team's efforts at Bowling Green, on how Miami's coaching change will affect game-planning this week, and the play of Jamal Wilson.
On the setback at Bowling Green and the team's preparations for the upcoming game against Miami (Ohio):
This year, we have had a number of examples on offense with our projected starting running back, Jordan Broadnax, hurt during summer camp. We went to Stacey Bedell, then he got banged up and we called on Lorenzo Woodley before he was banged up during the Vanderbilt game. This week, we went to Jamal Wilson and he responded with an excellent game, with 119 yards.
Our quarterback A.J. Doyle came into the game bumped and bruised and wasn't able to execute to the best of his ability. Mike Wegzyn went in and he performed well under the circumstances when A.J. came out. He was 7-for-8 passing and ran the ball effectively.
Defensively, we lost one of our starting linemen. We had Trey Seals go in and then he got injured. Then we had Brandon Potvin go in, so across the board, our team has really executed the next man up approach.
As far as looking ahead to Miami (Ohio), our team is ready to turn the corner. Again though, our approach has always been consistent - let's work each and every day to make our football team a little bit better than it was the day before. Up to this moment in time, I have not seen that process stop.
On how the change of Miami (Ohio) head coach this week impacts preparation for the upcoming game:
On if there is an added challenge facing a team that has made a coaching change only six days before playing them:
On how Jamal Wilson fits in the backfield rotation when Bedell and Woodley come back:
On Justin Anderson's two-sack game against Bowling Green and if Molnar believes he can continue with these types of performances:
I love seeing that big guy come off the edge and certainly, as an offensive-minded coach, when you see guys like him, they command a lot of attention. They are very worrisome, not only for the match-up issues they can cause a running back, but also because they can get their hands up and knock the ball down easily.
On how the inconsistency at the quarterback position has slowed down the team:
Our quarterback play needs to improve. These guys want to be excellent quarterbacks because they are doing the work they need to. We can't be a high scoring, productive offense if we miss the have-to-have throws, which we did at times on Saturday. I'm going to keep working with these guys and bank on the fact that they are going to improve like everyone else and hopefully some of the have-to-have throws become completions.
On the decision to start A.J. Doyle or Mike Wegzyn at quarterback:
On what he saw from the Bowling Green defense on Saturday:
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