BYU Football – Coordinators’ Corner – November 12, 2018

BYU Football – Coordinators’ Corner – November 12, 2018
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>>AND MONDAY, COUGAR NATION, AND WELCOME TO THE START OF ANOTHER WEEK, AND COORDINATOR’S CORNER, BYU WENT BACK EAST AND CAME BACK WITH THE COMEBACK WIN.>>OVER UMASS.>>THE COUGARS DOMINATE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL ON THE WAY TO THE WIN.>>ON THE SHOW, WE’LL BREAK IT DOWN WITH JEFF GRIMES IN HIS FINAL APPEARANCE OF THE YEAR, AND SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR, ED LAMB.>>GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US ON BYUTV AND SIRIUS XM, LIVE AND ON DEMAND AT BYUTV.ORG AND BYU RADIO.ORG AND THE BYU RADIO APPS.>>AS ALWAYS, USE THE HASHTAG CC ON BYU ON TWITTER.>>OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, JEFF GRIMES, CONGRATS ON THE WIN AND ONE STEP CLOSURE TO BOWL ELIGIBILITY FOR THE COUGARS.>>FOR UR SURE.>>LAST WEEK, WE TALKED ABOUT HOW YOU COACHED A GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM THE BOOTH.>>AND YOU WERE WAY UPSTAIRS LAST WEEK. WEEK AT BOX BOROUGH.>> IT WAS A LONG WAY UP THERE.>>AND I DO MISSING ON THE FIELD WHERE I CAN BE WITH THE GUYS AND LOOK THEM IN THE EYE.>>THEY DID A GOOD JOB ON THE FIELD AND I FELT LIKE BEING UPSTAIRS.>> DO YOU WANT TO FINISH IT OUT THAT WAY?>>PROBABLY SO A.>>FUMBLE ON THE FIRST OFFENSIVE PLAY ON THE GAME.>>ON THE FLY SWEEP.>>AND APPEARED TO PUT THE BALL IN A GOOD SPOT SPOT.>>YES, DISRUPTED, AND IT WAS CERTAINLY NOT THE WAY WE LIKE TO START A GAME.>>I FEEL LIKE WE GAVE THEM THAT TOUCHDOWN AND IF IT BEEN THE CASE, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN OFF TO DIFFERENT START.>>WE HURT THE DEFENSE AND THE TEAM.>>BUT THERE WAS A POSITIVE THAT CAME FROM T. AND THAT WAS WE SHOWED FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW THAT WEEK COME BACK AND AT LEAST CONTINUE THE BATTLE AND STAY IN THE GAME, EVEN IF WE DON’T HAVE A GOOD START.>>I TOLD THE OFFENSE AFTER THE GAME THAT THIS SEASON, I FELT LIKE WE HAVE SEEN SOME GROWTH THERE IN TERMS OF OUR MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND PERSISTENCE, AND THE ABILITY TO COME BACK AND PLAY WELL AND PLAY HARD.>>AFTER NOT GETTING OFF TO A GREAT START.>>I FEEL LIKE EARLY IN THE SEASON THAT WAS NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE, SO WE HAVE DEFINITELY HAD GROWTH IN THAT AREA.>> IN THE RESOLVE AND RESILIENCY DEPARTMENT, IT COULD GO SIDEWAYS.>>IT CERTAINLY CAN, AND I NEVER FELT LIKE IT WAS THAT WAY.>>I FELT LIKE THE GUYS STAYED POSITIVE.>>AND AS THE GAME SHOWED.>>THE ENSUING SERIES, I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR BYU, KIND OF A CONE SETTER AND IT WAS A GREAT RIDE.>>GETTING THINGS GOING A BIT AND TAKING YOU ALONGSIDE THE 30, AND SETTING YOU UP AND COLLIE’S MOTION, THE NEXT PLAY, DOUBLE SLAMS TO THE RIGHT.>>AND ZACH FOR THE PLAY.>>THAT DRIVE WAS INDICATIVE, AND WE ARE OFFENSE, AND THAT’S AN OFFENSE WITH A COLLECTION OF GUYS WHO CAN DO THEIR JOB.>>ON ALL OF THOSE PLAYS REALLY, OTHER THAN THE PLAY ACTION WITH HOLKER, IT THERE WERE MALES THAT COULD HAVE GONE A COUPLE OF DAY OF WAYS.>>THOSE WERE PLAYS WITH OPTIONS AND I THINK THAT’S WHEN WE’RE AT RISK.>>RIGHT BEFORE THE HALF, SHUMWAY, AND BUCHMAN, QUICK FIRE, AND YOU TAKE A HALFTIME LEAD NOW, AND SUDDENLY, YOU’RE DOWN BEFORE THE BREAK.>>I FEEL LIKE IT GAVE US THE MOMENTUM THAT WE LIKE TO HAVE GOING INTO HALFTIME.>>AND WE WERE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.>>PICKED UP WHERE IT LEFT OFF IN THE FIRST RESPONDER.>>HADLEY TO ZACH, AND HE DROPS IT IN FOR A NICE CATCH.>>IT WAS A NICE PLAY.>>THAT’S ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A GUY LIKE ZACH.>>HE HAS A STRONG ARM.>>AND THE WIND DIDN’T BOTHER HIM THAT MUCH.>>HE WAS CURIOUS ABOUT IT AND THE GUYS DOWNSTAIRS WERE ATTACK ME, AND A-ROD WAS TELLING ME DON’T LET IT AFFECT HOW YOU’RE CALLING T.>>Greg: HADLEY SCORES, MAKING 21-10. AND LATE IN THE QUARTER, A SWEEP, 28-10, AND THEN IN THE 4th, TWO RUNNING SCORES AND HE MAKES THE PAYOFF.>> HE’S A GUY THAT HAS PLAYED FOR US SO MANY TIMES, AND HE’S A FOOTBALL PLAYER, A GUY THAT WILL CONTINUE TO COUNT O. AND I’LL GIVE HIM THE BALL AS MANY TIMES AS I CAN.>> WE JUST WENT THROUGH QUICKLY 25 STRAIGHT POINTS FOR BYU AFTER BEING DOWN 10-0. IS IT FAIR TO SAY?>>AT TIMES, YEAH. BUT WE HAD THREE SERIES IN A ROW WHERE WE WENT 3 AND 0. ONCE WE GOT ROLLING, PROBABLY SO. BUT THERE WERE EARLY SERIES IN THE FIRST HALF, WHERE WE DIDN’T RUN THE BALL WELL, AND PUT OURSELVES IN POSITION WHERE WE WERE 3rd AND 10.>>Greg: THE SECOND HALF, THE WAY YOU WANTED TO DO IT.>>YEAH.>>Greg: THIS IS A GAME WHERE BYU RUNS FOR 2:21, AND KALANI IS NOW IN THE SECOND HALF, YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN GRIND THIS OUT AND YOU DID.>>YES, WE’RE A TEAM THAT NEEDS TO BE BALANCED. WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO RUN IT IN ORDER TO THROW AND, AND IN ORDER TO THROW IT, WHICH NEED TO BE ABLE TO RUN IT.? WE DON’T HAVE A TEAM THAT’S GOING TO BE DOMINATE IN EITHER RESPECT. BUT THE BALANCE IS WHO WE ARE.>>THE PASS EFFICIENCY NUMBER. AND BEFORE ZACH WAS THE STARTER, IT HAD BEEN TWO YEARS PLUS SINCE BYU HAD THE PASS EFFICIENCY. AND WHAT IS IT ABOUT — AND HE’S NOT HAVING TO THROW 3 OR 400 TO START T HE’S DOING IT WITH MODEST NUMBERS, BUT WHAT IS IT THAT LED YOU TO BE FISH THROUGH THE YEAR?>>WELL, I THINK PART OF IT IS THE GAME THAT WE’RE USING, SO THOSE ARE FAIRLY — I WANT TO SAY THEY’RE EASY THROWS, BUT THOSE ARE THROWS THAT SHOULD HAVE A HIGH PLETION PERCENTAGE ON THEM. AND WHEN YOU THROW THOSE, YOU SHOULD BE THROWING IN THE FAVORABLE PASSING LOOKS. JUST LIKE WHEN YOU RUN IT IN THOSE SITUATIONS, YOU SHOULD BE RUNNING IT FLO FAVORABLE RUN LOOKS BECAUSE OF THE WAY THOSE ARE. AND THAT’S PART OF IT. AND THE OTHER PART OF IT, GACK IS A GUY THAT’S INHERENTLY ACCURATE. FOR THE MOST PART, HE THROWS THE BALL WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO, AND ITS ALMOST LIKE WHEN HE THOSE ONE THAT’S NOT EXTREMELY CATCHABLE, YOU’RE MAD AT HIM. BUT SOMETIMES YOU FORGET ABOUT HOW YOUNG HE IS. BUT SO MANY TIMES, WITH THE DETAILS, GETTING IT INTO RHYTHM, AND WHEN HE DOES THOSE THINGS, HE’S GOOD EVEN WHEN HE DOESN’T. SO WHEN HE GETS THE FUNDAMENTALS DOWN, HE’LL BE BETTER THAN WHAT WE SEE RIGHT NOW.>>HE CARRIES OUT WELL FOR A FRESHMAN, DON’T YOU THINK?>>YES, AND THE COACH DOES A GREAT JOB TEACHING HIM THOSE THINGS.>>Greg: WE’RE HEADING TO BREAK. AND WHEN WE COME BACK, MORE FROM ON THIVE COORDINATOR, JEFF GRIMES. BACK WITH MORE AFTER THIS.>>Greg: AFTER THE GAME, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, FROM BURGERS TO WINGS TO SHAKE AND SALADS. BYU, NOW 5 AND 5 ON THE SEASON AFTER A 35-16 WIN AT UMASS IN FOXBORRO ON SATURDAY. COUGARS THIS SATURDAY, WILL SECURE POSTSEASON ELIGIBILITY AT UTAH AND THAT GAME IS SET FOR 8 P.M. MOUNTAIN TIME ON THE 24th. AND THAT WILL BE ON FS1. COORDINATOR, JEFF GRIMES WITH ME. AND ITS A GOOD PATTERN FOR BYU THAT DAY.>>: YES, ZACH THROWS THEM WELL, AND THE RECEIVERS CATCH THEM WELL AND RUN THE ROUTES WELL, AND IT MATCHES WITH THE RUN GAME.>>AFTER VERY STRONG IN THE RED ZONE, ONE OF THE HALLMARKS OF THIS TEAM W. BACK-TO-BACK LOSES AT BOISE, THE RED ZONE PLAY WAS PERFECT. 5 PERFECT 5 FOR THE TOUCHDOWNS. THE STAFF WILL SAY 5 FOR 6, BUT YOU GOT A COUPLE OF KNEEL DOWNS, LATE IN THE END GAMES, AND THEY SHOULD NOT COUNT. BUT THAT’S ABOUT AS GOOD AS YOU’RE GOING TO GET IN YOUR GUYS.>>: YEAH, WE PUT SOME EXTRA TIME IN THE READS REDS THIS PAST WEEK, AND OBVIOUSLY WITH THE STRUGGLES IN THE PREVIOUS TWO WEEKS, THE LAST SEASON PAID OFF.>>Greg: IN TERMS OF PROGRESS, WHEN YOU WORK ON IT, YOU SEE YOUR GUYS ARE IMPECCABLE IN THE 20, AND YOU SAY MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.>>ABSOLUTELY. IN THE RED ZONE, AS ALWAYS, YOU’RE ABLE TO MOVE THE BALL EFFICIENTLY, YOU’LL WIN MOST OF YOUR GAMES, AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’LL CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE. Anchor: THE BYU OFFENSE AVERAGING 0 OFFENSIVE PENALTIES IN FOXBORRO. AND WHAT RESULTED IN THAT NUMBER BEING THE WAY IT WAS, BUT YOU HAD TO BE PLEASED THERE AS WELL.>>: YEAH, FOR SURE, AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN EXCEL AT. WE HAVE NOT DONE AS WELL AS WE SHOULD IN THE PREVIOUS THREE WEEKS, BUT THAT’S SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE A HALLMARK OF WHO WE ARE, AND NO TEAM GOES WITH OUT PENALTIES VERY OFTEN. SO I WAS GLAD TO SEE THAT, AFTER THE FIRST PENALTY OF THE GAME, VERY CLEAN AFTER OF A NUMBER OF THINGS. NO PENALTIES, SACKS, AND WE DIDN’T HAVE VERY MANY NEGATIVE PLAYS.>>Greg: MINUS ONE, AND YOU DID IT VERY EARLY. AND IT MINIMIZED THE MARGIN FOR ERRORS WHEN YOU’RE NOT GETTING THE TAKEAWAYS. BYU GOT THE FIRST NINE GAMES, JEFF, WITH OUT 50% OF THIRD DOWNS AGAINST UMASS.>>: ANOTHER THING THAT I TALKED ABOUT A NUMBER OF TIMES THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN PARTICULARLY STRONG WITH, IN THAT AREA THIS YEAR, AND AGAIN, SPENT MORE TIME ON IT THERE WEEK. AND THOUGHT IT PAID OFF. A-ROD FESI DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE PASSING GAME. EARLY IN THE GAME, DIDN’T COME TOGETHER AS WELL AS WE HAD HOPED FOR, BUT AS THE GAME PROGRESSED, WE GOT A LITTLE BIT MORE AND GOT THE FIELD GOALS WORKING FOR US.>>Greg: THE NEGATIVE PLAYS THAT WERE NOT THERE, AND AT BOISE STATE, THE AVERAGE THIRD DOWN WAS 11 YARDS, WHICH WAS NOT VERY TENABLE. 7 AGAINST UMASS, AND YOU KNOW, BASICALLY, YOU DECREASED THE NUMBER OF NEGATIVE PLAYS THAT YOU WON’T BE IN SO MANY 3rd AND LONGS.>>: IF YOU HAVE THAT NUMBER AT 5 OR LESS, YOU HAVE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO CONVERT ON AT LEAST HALF OF THOSE, AND GEP, THAT’S WHO WE ARE ON OFFENSE. WE NEED TO BE IN 3rd AND 10.>>Greg: 3rd AND 6.9 THIS PAST SATURDAY. UMASS WAS THE FIRST OPPONENT TO COME INTO YOUR GAME WITH A LOSING RECORD. YOU HAVE A TOUGH SCHEDULE. AND ALMOST EVERYONE YOU PLAYED IS BOWL ELIGIBLE. AND AS FOR AS BYU’S SCHEDULE STRENGTH.>>: THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE’LL LOOK AT AFTER THE SEASON IS OVER. WE’RE STILL EMERGED IN THE WEEKLY GAME-BY-GAME STUFF. AND THERE’S NOT TOO MUCH TIME FOR THE COMPARISONS, BUT THE THINGS THAT I’M PROUD OF THE FACT THAT OUR OFFENSE HAS GROPE. AND I FEEL LIKE THE CULTURE OF OUR OFFENSE HAS CHANGED. WE HAVE A GROUP OF GUYS THAT HAVE BOUGHT IN. AND THE REASON WE WERE ABLE TO PLAY WELL ON SATURDAY IS NOT JUST BECAUSE WE HAD GOOD PREPARATION THIS WEEK, BUT WITH THE GUYS, PLAYING CONSISTENTLY, OTHER THAN THE WEEK BEFORE THE MCNEESE GAME, I FEEL LIKE OUR GUYS SHOWED UP EVERY WEEK AND WORKED HARD AND PRACTICED WELL. AND WE HAVE IMPROVED IN A NUMBER OF STATISTICS, AND IT CERTAINLY HAS NOT SHOWN UP TO THE DEGREE THAT WE WOULD LIKE IT TO ON DEFENSE, BUT WE TALKED ABOUT THE NATURE OF WHAT WE’RE DOING NOW IS CERTAINLY A LOT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE DID EARLIER IN THE YEAR. BUT WE’RE STILL MAKING GROWTH WITH A LOT OF YOUNG GUYS. SO I’M EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE AND CERTAINLY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT COUPLE OF GAMES.>>Greg: IN WHAT GAME DID YOUR OFFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY CHANGE THE MOST FROM THE START OF THE SEASON TO WHERE WE ARE NOW?>>: WELL, I THINK ITS PLAYING WITH A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PERSONNEL, PARTICULARLY WHEN WE LOST THE TIGHT ENDS AND ON WHEN WE CHANGED THE QUARTERBACKS. GOING FROM A TEAM THAT WAS PRIMARILY RELYING ON PRE MOTIONS, TO ONE THAT’S NOT HUDDLING, PUTTING THE BALL IN THE HANDS OF THE QUARTERBACK, 5 YARDS DEEP UNDER THE CENTER MOST OF THE TIME, THOUGH THERE’S STILL THAT UNDER THE CENTER GAME THERE, AND ENDING UPPING MORE DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE AFTER THE QUARTERBACK TAKES THE SNAP. JUST BECAUSE THAT PLAYS INTO THE HANDS OF ZACH, AS WELL AS PLAYING WITH THE TIGHT ENDS.>>Greg: TEN GAMES IN, ARE YOU SETTLING IN WITH THE NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS?>>: YES, AND STILL EVOLVING BUT WHEN YOU MAKE THE SWITCH THAT LATE IN THE SEASON, YOU HAVE TO KEEP MOVING AND EVOLVING. SO WE’RE WORKING TO DEVELOP SOME OF THOSE THINGS.>>Greg: YOU LOST TIGHT ENDS, AND BEFORE THE SEASON BEGAN, YOU LOST FULLBACKS TOO, AND YOU WERE DOWN FULLBACKS AS WELL. DID THAT IMPACT HOW YOU DO THINGS, GENERALLY SPEAKING?>>: YES, IT CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE, BUT THE TIGHT ENDS AND THE QUARTERBACK, JUST WHO WE WERE PLAYING WITH, JUST DIFFERENT SOURCES OF SKILL SETS.>>Greg: BEFORE THE BREAK, WHERE HAS DID ZACH WILSON IMPROVED THE MOST DO YOU THINK?>>: JUST IN HIS DECISION MAKING. BEING A YOUNG GUY, ITS A LOT TO MAKE THE DECISION THAT’S WE’RE ASKING HIM TO MAKE, AND THE MORE HE’S ASKED TO MAKE THEM, THE MORE CONSISTENTLY HE MAKES THEM.>>Greg: COMING UP NEXT, JEFF GRIMES, AND YOUR QUESTIONS FOR THE COACH. THIS IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY JCW. THE AGGIES ALREADY INELIGIBLE FOR POSTSEASON PLAY AFTER SNAPPING. A LATE KICK AT LAVELL EDWARDS STADIUM ON COUGAR’S SENIOR NIGHT. AND COACH JEFF GRIMES, NOT TOO MANY SENIORS TO SEND OFF ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BALL.>>: NO, THERE REALLY AREN’T, AND THAT’S POSITIVE.>>Greg: IT IS. YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE A LITTLE BIT, YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE TACKLE, TELL US ABOUT AUSTIN HOYT. AND HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MISS HIM?>>: AS A PERSON, NUMBER ONE. HE’S A GREAT INDIVIDUAL, AND HE HAS TURNED INTO A CONSISTENT LEADER FOR US. HE HAD A BUM ANKLE THIS PAST WEEK, AND DIDN’T PRACTICE ALL OF THE WEEK. WENT OUT AND STILL PLAYED WELL AND PRODUCED FOR US, AND HAS BECOME JUST A REAL LEADER FOR US WITH HIS PLAY AND HIS PERSONALITY. AND WE’LL MISS HIM.>>Greg: LOUIS, HE’LL BE A SENIOR.>>WE’LL MISS A LOT IN TERMS OF LOUIE’S PERSONALITY. AND WITH LEADERSHIP. FOR A GUY THAT DOESN’T PLAY AT ALL, HE’S THE BEST LEADER AROUND. NORMALLY THAT’S NOT PLAYING DOESN’T HAVE THAT TYPE OF IMPACT. BUT THE GUYS RESPECT HIM AND I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO HIM IN TERMS OF HIS WILLINGNESS TO LEAD.>>HOW GOOD COULD HE HAVE BEEN?>>WE WERE HOPING FOR MORE FROM HIM, AND HE WASN’T ABLE TO DO IT, BUT HE GAVE US EVERYTHING THAT HE HAD THIS YEAR, AND I’LL BE APPRECIATIVE.>>DYLAN COLLIE.>>DYLAN COLLIE. MISS DILLON IN TERMS OF HIS ENERGY AND CONFIDENCE THAT HE BRINGS TO THE RECEIVER ROOM. AND ANOTHER GUY THAT SHOWS UP TO WORK EVERY DAY WITH A SMILE AND A GREAT ATTITUDE.>>Greg: AND THEN FOUR SENIORS. MATT HADLEY, WHO HAS COME BACK AND DONE EVERYTHING FOR BYU.? AND TANNER MANGUM, OF COURSE AND SQUALL?>>: YEP, AND ALL OF THOSE GUYS, WE’LL MISS IN DIFFERENT WAYS. TANNER OBVIOUSLY FOR HOW HE HELPED US EARLY, AND I’LL CONTINUE TO GIVE TANNER A LOT OF CREDIT FOR HOW HE HAS HANDLED THIS, AND JUST BEEN A GREAT LEADER FOR US. THE SAME WITH LOUIS, A GREAT LEADER AND BE ZACH, AND I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR HIM IN HOW HE HAS HANDLED THIS.>>Greg: SPEAKING OF QUARTERBACKS, THE LAST GUY TO GET IN FOR THE SNAP, JARRON HALL. AND HE HAS COME ALONG AND PROGRESSED IN HIS ROLE.>>: HE HAS, AND MUCH LIKE ZACH, HE HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL, AND A LOT OF GROWTH YET IN FRONT OF HIM. THAT CERTAINLY SHOWS UP AT TIMES, BUT A GUY THAT WORKS OUT AHEAD OF THE PROGRAM AND EXITED ABOUT HIS FUTURE.>>Greg: WHAT’S THE RIGHT WAY TO DEAL WITH OR HANDLE FOR EACH OF THEM, TRUE FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK?>>: WELL, I THINK ITS THE SAME WAY YOU WOULD IN ANY POSITION IN TERMS OF HOW YOU MANAGE THAT, AND THAT’S HO CONTINUE COACHING AND DEVELOPING BOTH OF THEM. WHETHER THE GUY IS A STARTER OR A NUMBER TWO OR THREE IF HE’S IN THE SAME CLASS AS THE FIRST GUY, BUT YOU WANT HIM ON YOUR TEAM, WHICH YOU CERTAINLY DO, YOU CONTINUE TO COACH AND DEVELOP HIM. AND LIKE ANY OTHER POSITION, YOU ASSURE EVERYONE THAT THE GUYS WHO PERFORM THE BEST ARE GOING TO BE THE ONES WHO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY.>> GRIMES. BIG LOUIE SAYS, ARE THEY PROGRESSING EACH WEEK AND WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE THEM TO BE?>>: WELL, THEY’RE NOT WHERE I WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE. BUT LIKE SOME OF THE OTHER GUYS, OTHER THAN AUSTIN, THEY’RE REALLY YOUNG, SO THERE’S FRUSTRATION WITH THEM SOMETIMES, BUT THEY’RE YOUNG AND STILL DEVELOPING AND PROGRESSING. ARE THEY WHERE WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE? THEY’RE NOT, BUT ARE THEY WHERE WE WANT THEM TO BE? BUT THEY HAVE HAD SOME GAMES WHERE THEY PLAYED REALLY WELL, AND OTHERS NOT AS WELL.>>WITH THIS ONE, ON SOCIAL MEDIA, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF BUMPS IN THE NEW MEXICO GAME.? AND WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE IT SEE TANNER?>>WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM PLAY AND WE’LL APPROACH THAT.>> WITH THE MEXICO STATE GAME, YOU HAVE GOTTEN IN EARLY ENOUGH ON THE WEEK. THOUGHTS ON THAT.>> THEY PLAYED REALLY SOUND DEFENSE. MAKING SURE OF COVERAGES, COVER FOUR WOULD BE THE BASE, WITH MAN AND THEN THREE-DOG BLITZ, WHERE THEY BRING FIVE AND PLAY THREE DEEP AND THREE UNDER, AND PROVIDE SOME CHALLENGES, AND I’M SURE THEY WILL COME IN HERE. SO WE’RE EXPECTING THE BEST.>>THE OBJECTIVE IS TO WIN OUT. AND THE BOWL ELIGIBILITY IS A MAJOR MILESTONE, AND WE CAN SEE THAT ON SATURDAY NIGHT. GOING INTO THE SEASON FINALE.>> I THINK FOR ANY TEAM PLAYING IN THE BOWL IS A REWARD. AND ITS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REWARD YOUR PLAYERS AND YOUR COACHES AND FAMILIES FOR THE LONG SEASON AND THE WORK THEY HAVE PUT IN, AND ITS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THAT, AND IT PUSHES HIM FORWARD TO SOMETHING VERY POSITIVE BOTH IN RECRUITING AND OFF-SEASON.>>AND NOT BEING CURRENTLY TIED IN TO ANYWHERE, BUT KNOWING THAT ESPN OWNED BOWLS, AND LIKELY TO BE A DESTINATION FOR BYU. THAT’S INTERESTING TOO. AND IT COULD BE ANYTHING.>> ANYTHING. WHEREVER THEY SEND YOU. SO BYU, GETTING THE SIX, AND IDEALLY 7 AND 8 BEFORE UL IS DONE, WOULD BE WONDERFUL. AND A GREAT REWARD FOR THE FAN BASE, AND A THOUGHT ABOUT THE FANS, YOU’VE BEEN AT BYU BEFORE. AND YOU KNOW HOW THEY TRAVEL, BUT NOW YOU ARE, AND YOU HIT DIFFERENT PLACES AROUND THE COUNTRY, BUT YOU WENT BACK EAST, TWO-TIME ZONES AWAY, AND BLUSTERY, AND YOU OPENED THE STADIUM IN TERMS OF THE FAN BASE THAT DAY. HOW WAS IT TO KNOW THAT THEY WERE BEHIND YOU ON THE TEAM BENCH WITH THE BYU FANS THAT DO TRAVEL?>>I’M ALWAYS IMPRESSED WHEREVER WE SHOW UP THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE THERE. AND ITS ONE OF THE HALLMARKS OF BEING IN A PROGRAM THAT HAS A NATIONWIDE, AND EVEN WORLDWIDE FOLLOWING, AND ITS CERTAINLY A LOT OF FUN, AND I THINK PRETTY COOL FOR OUR PLAYERS TO SHOW UP AND FEEL LIKE WHEREVER WE GO, PARTICULARLY ON A DATE THAT’S NOT FAVORABLE AND GOOD CONDITIONS.>> BECAUSE OF THE ROTATION, THIS WRAPS IT UP FOR YOU ON THE COORDINATOR’S CORNER THIS YEAR. THANK YOU FOR COMING IN, AND I ALWAYS LEARN A LOT FROM YOU, AS DID THE LISTENERS, SO THANK YOU FOR THE SEASON, AND BEST OF LUCK FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, AND I HOPE THERE’S A THIRD TOO.>>APPRECIATE IT. EXCITED ABOUT IT, AND EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.>>THANK YOU, COACH JEFF GRIMES. COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, ED LAMB. WE CONTINUE ON WITH THE COORDINATOR’S CORNER. ON BYU RADIO.>> JCW, SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, BURGERS TO WINGS. SECOND HALF HOUR OF THE COORDINATOR’S CORNER BEGINS NOW ON BYUTV AND BYU RADIO, ALONG WITH ESPN 960. WE SAY HELLO TO SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR, LINEBACKER COACH AND STINT HEAD COACH, ED LAMB. GOOD TO SEE YOU, COACH LAMB.>>THANKS.>>THIS PAST WEEK, YOU’RE AMONG THE NOMINEES TO THE ANNUAL AWARD FOR THE TOP ASSISTANT KETCH IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL. AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT HONOR. AND SATURDAY.>>: THAT WAS A SPECIAL WIN, ESPECIALLY FROM THE STANDPOINT OF COMING FROM BEHIND. TO HAVE A REALIZATION THAT NO GAME IS OVER UNTIL THE FINAL ONE, SO WHEN ITS EARLY, THERE’S NO PANIC SETTING IN OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. ADDING MOMENTUM TO THE SEASON FOR WEEKS TO COME.>>Greg: COACH LAMB DOES NOT HELP ME PRODUCE THE SHOW. WHAT A GREAT SEGUE. KELANI SITAKE, BYU HAS COME BACK FROM MORE THAN 7 POINTS TO WIN A GAME. BETTER ROARING BACK 35 STRAIGHT AFTER GOING DOWN 10-0. AND WHAT A GREAT RESPONSE FROM THE TEAM AFTER A SHAKY START AND WEATHER WISE.>>I HAVE TO GIVE THE COACH A LOT OF CREDIT. HE REMAINS POSITIVE ON THE SIDELINES, AND EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW, THE SPEED OF THE LEADER IS THE SPEED OF THE TEAM. AND WE HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT WE PREPARED WELL, AND WE WERE READY TO PLAY, AND AFTER THE GAME SETTLED IN, A BETTER TEAM ON THAT DAY.>>Greg: COACH GRIMES MADE A REFERENCE AND I THINK HE WOULD BE OKAY WITH ME SHARING IT, AFTER THE OFFENSE GAINED MOMENTUM, THE DEFENSE DOVETAILED AND THEY STARTED WORKING IN LOCKSTEP, AND IT WRAPPED UP.>>THAT’S ONE OF THE REAL CHALLENGES OF FOOTBALL. BECAUSE YOU REALLY ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TEAMS PLAYING AS ONE, COMPETING FOR ONE VICTORY. AND IT COULD BE REALLY DISHEARTENING TO HAVE ONE SIDE OF THE BALL, ONE PLAY THAT TURNED OVER AFTER THE DEFENSE HAD BEEN OUT ON THE FIELD FOR QUITE A LONG DRIVE. AND BECAUSE MOST OF THE DEFENSIVE PERSONNEL WERE ON THE KICKOFF, THERE WAS NO TIM FOR ADJUSTMENTS, OR TO REST OR GET A LITTLE BIT OF HYDRATION BACK ON THE FIELD. THIS IS REALLY DISHEARTENING, AND AS COACHES, WE HAVE TO GUARD AGAINST THAT, AND PREACH AGAINST THAT. AND GIVE THE COACHES THE DIRE TO PLAY ON DENSE. BUT THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT, ITS VERY REAL. AND IF THE OFFENSE IS PLAYING WELL –>>Greg: AT THE POINT YOU MENTIONED, AFTER JUST ONE PLAY, BY THE TIME YOU WERE DOWN 10-0, THEY WERE DOWN 21-1 BY THAT POINT. 21 PLAYS TO ONE FOR THE OTHER. DOWN TWO SCORES AFTER RUNNING JUST ONE PLAY. THAT’S A VERY RARE TEAM. UMASS WAS A TOP 25 TEAM IN YARDS PER PLAY, AND TO 30 OVERALL PLAY. BUT THEY SCORED AGAINST GOOD TEAMS, AND THEY WERE COMING OFF OF A 770-YARD WEEK FROM THE WEEK BEFORE. AND COACH TOLD ME, BYU WOULD SEE THIS SEASON, CONSIDERING ALL OF THAT, WHAT ARE GOING TO BE THE KEY COMPONENTS IN DEFENDING UMASS THE WAY YOU DID SO WELL?>>: THE DEFENSIVE LINE HAS TO DO THEIR JOB. WITHOUT A GOOD PASS RUSH, THE SECONDARY LINE IS EXPOSED. AND THE LINEBACKERS ARE NOT ABLE TO FILL THE GAPS. BUT IT REALLY IS WITH THE DEFENSIVE LINE, AND THE REST OF THE DEFENSE FEEDS OFF OF THEIR INTENSITY AND THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE PLAYS AND CREATE HAVOC UP FRONT.>>Greg: ALLOWING THE LINEBACKERS TO BE THE START OF THE SHOW ON SATURDAY, WHICH THEY WERE, SHARING THE TEAM LEAD, AND SIONE TAKITAKI HAD TWO TACKLES FOR THE LOSS, AND THREE TFL IN HIS FIRST SACKS OF THE YEAR.>>: HE HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB. PLAYING A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT POSITIONS AND THIS GAME AGAINST UMASS WAS A PARTICULAR SKILL SET. ON SACKS, AND IT HAS GONE VERY WELL. OTHERWISE, NOT ONLY A GOOD PLAY ON DEFENSE, BUT SHOWED UP ON THE STAT SHEET.>>Greg: I MENTION ISAIAH KAUFUSI.>>: UP IN THE BOX.>>Greg: YOU’RE WAY UP IN THE BOX.>>: WAY UP.>>: WHICH I REALLY LIKE. SOME OF THE GUYS, I DON’T KNOW IF THEY WERE COMPLAINING ABOUT IT OR JUST REMARKING ABOUT IT, BUT I FELT RIGHT AWAY, IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS WE HAD UP THERE. SO I DON’T KNOW 23 WE HAD ONE HAND OR TWO. BUT XS AND Os, IN THE SHAPE OF THINGS, WITH THE DETAILS. HE WAS READY TO GO AND DID A GREAT JOB OF BAITING THEM.>> HE THOUGHT HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO THIS YEAR.>>IT HAS BEEN A SURPRISE. AND I THINK THE WAY I SAID IT, ITS DIFFICULT TO EXCEED MY HOPES AND EXPECTATIONS BECAUSE I’M VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE GUYS, AND IT’S MY JOB TO BRING OUT THE VERY BEST IN THEM, WITH THE POTENTIAL THEY DON’T SEE IN THEMSELVES. IN THIS CASE, HE EXCEEDED THE EXPECTATIONS AND THE HOPES THAT HE HAD FOR THEM THIS YEAR, BUT LOOKING BACK, HE WORKS INCREDIBLY HARD. AND NOBODY WORKS HARDER. WITH HIS NOTE TAKING AND QUESTIONS, AND FILM STUDY AWAY FROM THE OFFICE, AND HE WORKS INCREDIBLY HARD TO BE THE BEST HE CAN BE.>>Greg: SATURDAY WAS THE KIND OF GAME WHERE A LOT OF PLAYS GET INTO THE GAME LATE. AND IT WILL BE NICE TO GIVE THEM MORE REPS.>>ANYWAY, THE SCORING DRIVE THAT WE GAVE UP AT THE END OF THE GAME, THERE ARE GUYS THAT DON’T EVEN PRACTICE WITH OUR DEFENSE. WE COULD HAVE THROWN OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OUT THERE AT THAT POINT. GUYS ON SPECIAL TEAMS WORK THE SCOUT TEAM DEFENSE, WORKING WITH THE PRACTICE AND THE OFFENSE. WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY CARDS, BUT WE WERE JOKING THAT MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE COACH PUGH CALL THE DEFENSE.>>Greg: IT WAS JUST THE PLAY AT THAT POINT.>>: YES, THAT’S IMPORTANT. AND COACH SITAKE WANTED THAT TO HAPPEN. AND IT WAS IMPORTANT TO TAKE PRIDE IN THE STATISTICS. BEING COMPETITIVE ON GAME DAY, BUT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE OVERALL PICTURE, NOT JUST FOR THIS GAME, BUT FOR FUTURE SEASONS, AND A LOT OF GUYS WITH THEIR PLAYING TIME, IT WILL BE CRITICAL DOWN THE STRETCH.>>Greg: BOTTOM LINE, BYU IS 5 AND 5, AND THEY COULD BE OFFER 8 AT THIS POINT IN THE SEASON, BUT THE OFFENSE HAS SETTLED IN, AND IS IT WEEK IT WEEK AND SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN COUNT ON IT?>>I THINK SO, AND COACH GRIMES SEEMS TO BE HITTING HIS STRIDE TERMS OF THE SEASON, IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS, I CAN SEE THE PLAY CALLS COMING IN MORE QUICKLY. A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN THE WAY THE PLAYERS ARE THERE WITH MOMENTUM AND STRIDE, AND WE’RE HITTING THE STRIDE RIGHT NOW.>>THE DEFENSIVE STRIDE CONTINUES. ONLY TWO GOT AWAY FROM BYU RIGHT NOW, BUT HOPEFULLY THE PLAYERS AND THE COACHES CAN APPRECIATE IT IN THE OFF-SEASON, IS IT FAIR TO SAY THAT.>> NEVER BEEN DOING THAT WELL IN THE LAST WEEKS.>>STILL AHEAD. SPECIAL TEAMS>>Greg: COORDINATOR’S CORNER, BROUGHT BAH BY THE BURGER BOYS. ED LAMB, JOINING US ON HALF HOUR NUMBER TWO. HOSTING INDEPENDENCE IN SECOND SEPARATE WEEK. VISITING NEW MEXICO STATE AT LAVELL EDWARDS STADIUM ON SENIOR NIGHT. AND WE’LL GET TO THE SENIORS IN A SECOND. BACKTRACKING THE UMS GAME FOR A MOMENT, THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE FAR FROM OPTIMAL. AND IT PROBABLY AFFECTED SPECIAL TEAMS MORE THAN ANYBODY.>>: EACH WEEK, EVERY MONDAY, EACH COORDINATOR WILL STAND IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE TEAM AND TALK ABOUT THE WINNERS AND THE CHAMPIONS,TIES ARE THREE LEVELS OF PERFORMANCES AND THIS WEEK, THE KEY TO THE GAME WAS THE SPECIALIST. THE SNAPPERS, THE HOLDERS, THE KICKERS. AND IT WAS ABOUT WHO WAS GOING TO HAVE THE WEATHER EFFECT. UMASS HAD THE WEATHER EFFECT, WITH THE FIELD GOALS, OPERATION TIME WAS SLOPPY AND GOT THE HANDLE ON THE FOOTBALL. AND THEY HAD A SNAP, FOLLOWED BY A POOR KICK AND PUNT, AND IT WAS STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN. THAT WAS ONE OF THE DIFFERENCES IN THE GAME. IN A GAME OF THAT SCORING MARGIN DIFFERENTIAL, IT WAS THE KEY TO THE GAME. BUT IT WAS CERTAINLY AN AREA WHERE THE GUYS PERFORMED AND RESPONDED TO THE CHALLENGE.>>Greg: I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE A HEART MONITOR ON MICHAEL SHELTON ON PUNT RETURNS. HE CAUGHT ONE OVER HIS HEAD AND HE WAS GOING EVERYWHERE.>>: AGAIN, I’M UP IN A CLIMATE CONTROLLED BOX, AND IN THE PREGAME, IT WAS NOT WHERE IT WAS IN THE GAME. AND THAT’S MY UNDERSTANDING. COMING DOWN IN HALFTIME, I HAD AN APPRECIATION FOR HOW THE WIND WAS BLOWING, AND HOW COLD IT WAS, AND HE WAS MAKING CATCHES AND THE PUPPETS, AND IT WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE WAY HE WAS FIELDING IT, AND HIS TECHNIQUE, AND A COUPLE OF THE GUYS SAID COACH, ITS NEWSCAST REAL ESTATE DOWN THERE, AND ITS A HECK OF A JOB TO KEEP HIS HANDS ON IT AND KEEP IT FROM ROLLING.>>Greg: NEVER GOT CALLED BACK, AND I NEVER GOT A READ ON THAT, DID YOU?>>: I THINK THEY –>>Greg: I HEARD –>>: MY UNDERSTANDING WAS WE COULDN’T GET THE OFFICIAL ON OUR SIDELINE TO TELL US WHAT WAS GOING ON, WHICH IS REALLY RARE THESE DAYS, BECAUSE THEY WEAR HEADSETS AND MICROPHONES, AND IT USED TO BE THEY HAD TO CALL A TIMEOUT. BUT ONE OF OUR GUYS WAS POINTING AT THE BALL IF THAT WOULD BE THE CASE, AND ANY POINTING AT THE BALL IS CONSIDERED A FAIR CATCH SIGNAL. EVEN ONE THAT HITS THE GROUND AT A LATER POINT, AND THAT’S JUST A SAFETY CONCERN THAT THE PUNT TEAM, IF THEY SEE SOMEBODY POINTING, THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED A VALID CATCH.>>QUESTION FOR ALMOND, IT APPEARED THAT HE WAS DELIBERATELY TRYING TO KEEP THE PUNT OUT OF THE WIN AND KEEP IT LOW, AND WAS THAT BY DESIGN?>>ALL OF OUR PUNTS WERE TO THE WIND.>> WITH OUR OFFENSIVE COACHES, HEY, CAN YOU GIVE US ONE OR TWO WITH THE WIND? IT WAS A LOPSIDED PERFORMANCE FOR THE PUNTER.>>HE TRIED TO CREATE ROLES, AND HE HAD A COUPLE WHERE HE DIDN’T SEE THE RUSH AND HE WAS TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT WITH THE PRESSURE, AND IT WAS JUST A MENTAL MISTAKE RIGHT THERE, BUT IN TERMS OF THE EXECUTION RESULTS, INTO THE WIND, OUTSTANDING JOB BY HIM.>>HE’LL BE SEEING SENIORS ON SPECIAL TEAMS, AND THERE WERE A LOT OF OTHERS ON COVER THAT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO GET TO.? BUT PUNTER OL MONDAY, AND NICHOLSON, AND HARRIS, A SENIOR, AS IS HOLDER, FOWLER, SHELTON, MATT HADLEY, AND ITS A GOOD CHUNK OF YOUR GROUP.>>IT IS, AND THEY SET AN INCREDIBLY HIGH STANDARD. TEAMS ALL OVER THE COUNTRIES HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT SPECIAL TEAMS TURNOVERS, AND KNOCK ON WOOD, WE HAVE HAD ONE THAT I CAN REMEMBER A SPECIAL TEAMS TURN OVER, AT BOISE, BUT THE GUYS THAT HANDLE THE BALL, KICK THE BALL, HAVE KICKS BLOCKED AND PUNTS BLOCKED AND NOT HAVE IT TURNED OVER IN THE SPECIAL TEAMS PHASE OF THE GAME, THOSE ARE CONTRIBUTIONS. THOSE ARE DIFFICULT TO REPLACE.>>Greg: AT YOUR SPECIAL LITTLEE BACK, PAU’U, AND PULSIPHER, AND I HOPE THAT I DIDN’T FORGET ANYBODY IN THE TOP THREE POSITION BUGS THEY TAKE THE BIGGEST HITS IN THE SENIOR CLASS ATTRITION.>>THEY DO, AND IT WAS LIKE THAT LAST YEAR. JOHNNY EWING LEAVING, AND THE LINEBACKER POSITION, AND THEY CAME FROM DEFENSIVE END. AND ZAYNE CAME FROM THE SAFETY POSITION. SO THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THE COACHES REALLY ENJOY, THAT CHALLENGE, AND OVERTIME, WHEN YOU HAVE A GREAT PLAYER GRADUATE, ITS A HIGH STANDARD. SO JUST WORKING WITH A GREAT GROUP OF GUYS.>>YOU TAKE THE LINEBACKERS AND THE SPECIAL TEAMERS, AND MOST OF THE TEAM COMES BACK, AND SO ITS A SENIOR FOCUS, WHERE BYU IS GOING TO LOSE PLAYERS AT YOUR POSITION GROUPS. ANDERS IS KILLEDDED TO COME BACK NEXT YEAR, AND KAUFUSI, THOSE ARE TWO OF THE THREE LINEBACKER SPOTS AND WHO ELSE IS WAITING IN THE WINGS TO BE A STARTER NEXT YEAR AND WHO IS GOING TO FILL OUT THAT TWO DEEP?>>SOME OF THE TOP YOUNG GUYS, JACKSON KAUFUSI, AND MAX, AND THOSE GUYS, AT ANY TIME DURING THE SEASON, WE FEEL WE COULD HAVE BROUGHT THEM ALONG, BUT THEY’RE ALL GOING TO BE ADVANTAGED BY COUNTING THIS YEAR’S RED SHIRT YEAR. AND STARTING WITH SPRING PRACTICE. DREW JENSON, BEFORE HE HURT HIS KNEE, HE’LL BE BACK FROM THAT, AND HE’S TOUGH AND DONE THAT, AND HE’S AN INCREDIBLY GOOD ATHLETE. SO A LOT OF GOOD, YOUNG GUYS, AND I FEEL LIKE THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT GUYS WHO WILL BE COMING BACK NEXT YEAR AS WELL.>> CHRISTIAN FALAU?>>YES, HE’S A SMART PLAYER, AND PHYSICAL, AND HE’LL BE IN THE MIX AS WELL.>>A COUPLE OF LAST UMASS ODDS AND ENDS, THE WIDE RECEIVER, ANDY ISABELLA, WIDE RECEIVER, COMING INTO THE UMASS GAME, LEADING IN YARDS PER GAME, BECAUSE BYU HELD HIM WELL BELOW HIS AVERAGE. 85 YARDS, AND IT WAS A QUIET DAY FOR HIM. AND HE DID A NICE JOB ON A VERY EXPLOSIVE PLAYER.>>HE’S USUALLY IN OFFENSE, AND YOU USUALLY DON’T FIND AN OFFENSIVE PLAYER RANKED SO HIGH. BUT HE IS THAT SPECIAL. AND I BELIEVE YOU’LL SEE HIM PLAYING ON SUNDAYS, AND HIS HEIGHT AND WEIGHT, THAT’S GOING TO BE AYE MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT. HE’S NOT A BIG GUY, BUT 10-5 SPRINTER FOR HIGH SCHOOL. SO TEN CATCHES FOR 895 IS NOT GOING TO GET A TON FOR UMASS.>>SPEAKING OF TEN TACKLES FOR LOSS, INCLUDING FOUR SACKS.>>YES, THE GUYS WERE ABLE TO CREATE HAVOC, GREAT PENETRATION, AND STOPPING THE RUN ON THE FIRST DRIVE.>>THE FINAL SEGMENT OF THE DAY, SOCIAL MEDIA QUESTION. AS WE CONTINUE LIVE ON BYU-TV, BYU RADIO AND ESPN 96 0. BACK AFTER THIS.>> JCW’S, QUALITY AND A LOT OF IT. PROVO AND OR EM. ED LAMB IS WITH US FOR THE FINAL MOMENTS IN TODAY’S BROADCAST. LOOKING AHEAD TO BYU AND NEW MEXICO STATE THIS SATURDAY AT LAVELL EDWARDS STADIUM. BYU WILL HAVE SIX WINS ON THE SEASON, WITH A WIN, AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR POSTSEASON PLAY. AND THINKING ABOUT POSTSEASON POSSIBILITIES, I’M SURE YOU THOUGHT THAT SIX WINS COULD COME TWO WEEKS AGO, BUT CURRENTLY, YOU’RE BETTER THAN THAT BUT YOU HAVE TO ROLL ON, DON’T YOU?>>: THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. WE’RE SO INTO WHAT WE’RE DOING, AND ITS MORE THAN JUST THE PREPARATION FOR ONE DAY. WE’RE PREPARING ALMOST 20 HOURS A DAY FOR A PRACTICE. AND THEN THE NEXT PRACTICE. AND THEN THE GAME. SO YEAH, THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, SIX WIN SIX, AND ITS NICE TO GET TO THAT SIX WINS, SO WE KNOW GOING INTO THE GAME, WE CAN LOOK AT BEING BOWL ELIGIBLE.>>YOU DON’T WIN VERY OFTEN WHEN YOU’RE MINUS IN THE TURN OVER MARGIN, AND IT WAS REALLY JUST ONE TURN OVER, AND IT CAME DEFENSIVELY FOR BYU. SO YOU DIDN’T HAVE THE TAKEAWAYS, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE THAT BYU DID WAS DOWN TO A HIGH LEVEL. AND DIDN’T MATTER AT THE END OF T.>> YES, THE WHOLE TEAM REALLY SOLIDIFIED. THE WHOLE TEAM MADE THE OFFENSIVE LIVE LOOK EASY, AND THE DEFENSE CAME UP ON WITH A FEW IN A ROW. AND AT THAT POINT THE MOMENTUM WAS SO MUCH IN OUR FAVOR THAT WE DIDN’T REALLY NEED TURNOVERS. GETTING THE BALL BACK.>>BYU DID FORCE TWO FUMBLES, THEY BOUNCED TO UMASS.>>YES, FRUSTRATING.>> BEFORE WE GET ONTO NEW MEXICO STATE, I’M SURE THAT YOU SAW SOME OF THE NUMBERS COMING OUT OF A GAME FEATURING ONE OF YOUR OLD TEAMS THE BAST WEEKEND. SAN DIEGO IS HOME TO DAVIDSON, AND SOME OF THE NUMBERS WERE EYE POPPING. DAVIDSON HAD 789 RUSHING YARDS AND LOST. YOU GET TO THE 789 AND YOU THINK YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO WIN THE GAME.>>Announcer: SAN DIEGO HAS A PROUD TRADITION. WHEN I WAS THERE WITH JIM HARBAUGH, WE WON THE FIRST SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP IN HISTORY. AND THEY HAVE SEVEN IN A ROW, AND THEY’RE GOOD ON DEFENSE TOO. CAN’T SUSTAIN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL.>>THE TOTAL YARDAGE OF THE GAME WAS 1483, DAVIDSON, 852 AND A LOSS, AND SAN DIEGO, 631. AND SAN DIEGO’S QUARTERBACK, ANTHONY LAWRENCE, THREW FOR 566 AND 7 TOUCHDOWNS SO, IT WAS ALL SAN DIEGO IN PASSING AND ALL DAVIDSON IN RUSHING AND BY THE END, 652. ONE OF THE CRAZIEST GAMES.>>IT WAS FUN TO WATCH.>>YOU KNOW WHAT? THIS TEAM IS REALLY SIMILAR IN MATCHUP STYLE TO THE GAME THAT WE JUST HAD. VERY CONFIDENT IN OFFENSE, AND I THINK THEY’RE DEFINITELY IN THE TOP HALF OF THE NATION, IN PASSING YARDS, AND RIGHT NOW, THE RUSHING OFFENSE IS STRONG. AND I THINK BY DESIGN, THEY DON’T PUT THE BALL UP TOO MUCH IN THE RUNNING GAME. BUT KEEP SEEING THAT WE CAN GET AND KEEP GOING BACK TO IT. BUT IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR THE GUYS ON DEFENSE. AND THEIR DEFENSE IS VERY AGGRESSIVE, SO THEY CAN MAKE BIG PLAYS, BUT OVERALL IN THE SEASON, THEY SUCCUMBED TO THE OFFENSE. SO I DON’T THINK THAT THEIR STATISTICS ARE GREAT. BUT THEY HAVE GOOD PLAYERS ON OFFENSE AND DEFENSE, AND THE SPECIAL TEAMS AS WELL. SO NOT A GAME TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.>>Greg: THIS PAST WEEKEND, PREPPING BYU FOR ITS FINAL TWO GAMES. AN 8:15 KICK THIS WEEKEND. AND THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY, THAT CAME OUT THIS MORNING. A COUPLE OF THINGS BEFORE WE WRAP THINGS UP WITH COACH LAMB. WHAT IS THE KEY TO KEEP YOUR GUY’S HEADS IN THE GAME WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?>>WELL, I ELUDED TO IT EARLIER, THOUGHT THAT IT ALL STARTED WITH COACH SITAKE. BUT I WAS NOT ON THE SIDELINE, AND I COULD ONLY HEAR THE COACHES TALKING, BUT THE BELIEF, AND THE PLAYERS FEED ON THAT. THE PLAYERS CAN READ A LOT INTO THE COACH’S EXPRESSION ON HIS FACE, AND NOT JUST THE WORDS. BUT OVAL, I THINK THAT THEY BELIEVE THEY DID WELL. SO THAT’S THE KEY, KEEPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. AND ONE THAT CAN TRANSCEND ANY DIFFICULTIES IN THE GAME.>>FROM AN OFF-THE FIELD PERSPECTIVE, WHAT WILL YOU MISS MOST ABOUT THIS YEAR’S SENIOR CLASS?>>WELL WITH, YOU KNOW, EACH GUY, I THINK — THERE’S A DIFFERENT STORY THAT I COULD TELL ABOUT EACH GUY, BUT IF I HAD TO PUT IT INTO A SHORT ANSWER FOR THE WHOLE GROUP, THE FACT THAT THEY CAME BACK FROM SUCH A DIFFICULT SEASON, AND NOW WITH TWO GAMES LEFT, STILL HAVE A LOT TO PLAY FOR THIS YEAR WITH PRIDE. AND THERE ARE STILL TANGIBLE THINGS ON THE LINE HERE, AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMPETE FOR A BOWL GAME INVITATION THIS WEEK, THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO SEVEN WINS AND COMPLETE AGAINST A RIVAL AND AFTER THAT, A POTENTIAL FOR A BOWL GAME TROPHY. SO THEY HAVE WILLED THEMSELF FOOD THIS POSITION OVERTIME.>>Greg: THE FINAL 15 SECONDS WITH YOU. WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE TO FOLLOW UP FOR A BOWL WIN?>>IT MEANS EVERYTHING. FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MY JOB. MY CAREER, MY ALMA MATER, MY SCHOOL, WHERE I’M AT. THERE’S NOTHING BETTER THAN STANDING WITH OUR FANS AFTER A GAME, SINGING OUR FIGHT SONG AFTER A WIN. AND THAT’S JUST A TREMENDOUS FEELING, AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.>>Greg: GOOD LUCK GETTING TO SIX THIS WEEKEND. AND SEE YOU NEXT WEEK. THAT’S COACH LAMB. AND WE’LL HAVE HIM HERE NEXT YEAR, I’M GREG WRUBELL, AND THIS HAS BEEN THE COORDINATOR’S CORNER. MORE NEXT WEEK. SO LONG.

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