BYU Football – Coordinators’ Corner – August 26, 2019


SHOUT OUT TO TODAY’S GUESTS, TREVOR MATICH AND KYLE WITTINGHAM, LET’S WHIP IT. OTHER COUGARS THAT WE HAVEN’T MENTIONED YET, DANIEL SORENSON DID GREAT AND MICHAEL DAVIS HAD TWO TACKLES. THE WOMENS SOCCER TEAM IS DOING GREAT AND TODAY’S RISE AND SHOUT OUTS, MINE GOES TO THE USA VOLLEYBALL TEAM WHO HAD SEVERAL COUGARS ON THEIR TEAM. MINE GOES OUT TO THIS GUY WHO PUT THIS ON TWITTER. WAY TO GO MAN, REPPING THE Y. QUESTION OF THE DAY, FROM TWTITER THE OVERALL PROGRESSION OF THE OFFENSE IS GREAT. I BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN COMPLIMENT THE DEFENSE, SORRY DENNIS PITTA, WE RAN OUT OF TIME. FOR JAROM, I’M SPENCER, SHOUT OUT TO ANDREW>>NICE PLAYBOYS.>>Greg: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2019, AND FROM OUR BRAND NEW HOME INSIDE STUDIO C. AT THE BYU BROADCASTING BUILDING, WELCOME TO THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER” BROUGHT TO YOU BY J.C.W.’S THE BURGER BOYS ON TODAY’S SEASON PREMIER. IT IS THE COACHING TRIPLE PLAY. AS ALL THREE BYU FOOTBALL COORDINATORS JOIN ME JOINING WITH ED DAM, FOLLOWED BY DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR LLAISA TUIAKI. AND OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR JEFF GRIMES. AND AS ALWAYS WE INVITE YOU TO BE A PART OF THE SHOW. AND WITH THAT, WE WELCOME IN BYU’S SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR, LINEBACKER COACH AND ASSISTANT HEAD COACH, ED LAMB, HELLO, AGAIN, ED.>>HOW SIT GOING.>>Greg: GOING WELL. HERE WE GO AGAIN.>>HERE WE GO AGAIN.>>TODAY’S SHOW ONLY THREE DAYS FROM THE SEASON OPENER, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BOTH PROGRAM HISTORY, BYU AND UTAH OPEN THE SEASON AGAINST ONE ANOTHER. THE OTHER MAJOR SPORTS EVERYONE HAS AN EXHIBITION SEASON. THEY GET THEM TUNED UP. COLLEGE FOOTBALL GETS RIGHT INTO IT. AND NO BETTER WAYI TO GET FULLY IMMERSED THEN WITH THE UTES.>>THAT’S RIGHT. IT’S BEEN SO NICE TO FOCUS ON THAT RIVALRY THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OFF SEASON. AND GENERALLY COACHES ARE RUNNING AROUND HOUSE KEEPING IN THE OFF SEASON. MAKING SURE OUR GUYS ARE FOCUSED ON THE FIRST GAME. AND THEN THE SECOND GAME, THE SECOND GAME, AND SO ON. AND THIS HAS BEEN A NICE OPPORTUNITY TO FOCUS ON THE GAME WE KNOW THE PLAYERS WANT, WE KNOW THERE’S A SOUR TASTE IN THEIR MOUTH FROM A YEAR AGO. AND THE WAY THEY FINISHED. WINNING AND LOSING I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE ARE UNH UP ON THAT RIGHT NOW. IN THIS CASE, IT IS ABOUT WE DIDN’T PLAY HOW WE WANTED TO PLAY DOWN THE STRETCH.>>Greg: MORE TO THE UTAH GAME COMING UP IN A BIT, LET’S CATCH UP FIRST WITH WHAT THE COUGARS HAVE BEEN UP TO YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH TRAINING CAMPS WAS THIS ONE ANY DIFFERENT FROM SAY YOUR BYU YEARS? THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION THE WAY YOU STARTED I WAS GOING TO SAY THIS IS SO MUCH DIFFERENT, BUT MUCH MORE LIKE WHEN I WAS A PLAYER HERE. KILANI HAS MADE AN EFFORT TO BRING THE PLAYS INTO THE LEADERSHIP ROLES. AND THEY HAD ONE WHOLE PRACTICE WHERE THE MARRIES RAN, SCENTED DESIGNED, RAN THE WHOLE PRACTICE THEMSELVES.>>Greg: WHAT WAS THE GENESIS OF THAT?>>GOING BACK TO THE SPRING, WE WANTED TO GIVE THE PLAYERS MORE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY SO THEY WOULD CARRY THROUGH THE SUMMER, WITH MARRY RUN PRACTICES. AND THEN KILANI HAS DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNIQUES, LEARNING TECH NO MEEKS AND THE POWER OF PEER TO PEER LEARNING. AND OBVIOUSLY THIS LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL IN THERE. AND I JUST HAPPEN TO — KILANI AND I WERE STANDING TOGETHER DURING THAT PRACTICE. AND IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST VOCAL INTENSE PRACTICES WE HAVE HAD. IT REEND MOOS ME A LOT OF COACH EDWARD PRACTICES WHERE AS PLAYERS WE FELT LIKE WE HAD TO BRING THE ENERGY, AND A LOT OF COACHES THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME WE KNEW THEY KNEW THE GAME INSIDE AND OUT. WE KNEW THEY WERE FANTASTIC, BUT THEY DIDN’T RUN AROUND BRINGING ENERGY TO PRACTICE. THAT WAS OUR JOB.>>Greg: WHEN YOU FINISHED IT AND LOOK BACK ON IT HOW IMPRESSED WERE YOU BY THE GROUP, REALLY?>>I STILL AM. NOT JUST THAT PRACTICE, BUT KILANI MADE A REALLY GOOD POINT TO THE PLAYERS AT THE END HE SAID WHY DOES THIS NEED TO BE DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER DAY NOW THAT THE COACHES ARE LIBERATED TO STEP BACK IN TOMORROW. AND PROVIDE MORE LEADERSHIP, AND MORE ENERGY, WHY DO THE PLAYERS IN ANY WAY NEED TO TAKE A BACKSEAT. AND I THINK MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED AND COMMUNICATED AND HEARD.>>Greg: EVERYONE’S POTENTIAL WAS REALIZED THAT DAY IN A WAY.>>I THINK SO GUYS REALIZE THIS IS NOT ABOUT COACHES OR CAPTAINS OR SENIORS IT IS ABOUT EVERY SINGLE GUY ON THE TEAM. RUNNING THE SHOW.>>Greg: WEAR A FEW DIFFERENT HALT AND HAVE OVERSIGHT IF YOU HAD TO DRILL DOWN ON YOUR COORDINATOR RESPONSIBILITY, SPECIAL TEAMS, IT WAS THERE A CAMP MVP, THIS PAST MONTH WHAT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN?>>JAKE OLE STEROID WAS THE SURPRISE FOR HIS PUNTING. HE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO HELP US FLIP THE FIELD WHEN WE NEED TO PUNT THAT’S BEEN FANTASTIC. THE COMPETITION BETWEEN HE AND SKYLER FOR THE PLACE KICKING AND THEN THE COMPETITION BETWEEN HE AND DANNY JONES FOR THE PUNTING IS JUST — IT HAS RINK A LEVEL OF PLAY FOR ALL OF OUR SPECIALISTS I KNOW OUR PLAYERS FEEL GOOD ABOUT THOSE GUYS AND PROTECTING AND COVERING FOR ALL THOSE SPECIALIST. AND I THINK OUT OF THE THREE, JUST JAKE’S BEEN THE BIGGEST SURPRISE.>>SO A MORE ABOUT THAT BATTLE YOU KNEW YOU HAD A PUNTER. YOU HAD A PLACE KICKER. BUT THEN JAKE COMES BACK OFF HIS MISSION, ALL OF A SUDDEN HE BECOME AS GUY THAT CAN DO THEM BOTH. AND YOU WATCH THEM GO BACK AND FORTH.>>YEAH, KIND OF STRANGE THE WAY IT HAS TAKEN SHAPE. JAKE WAS. OF A PUNTER IN HIGH SCHOOL. AND SHOWED UP AND HAS KICKING ABILITY, AND ENDED UP BEING THE SECOND TEAM GUY. AND THAT’S WHEN HE FIRST STEPPED IN AND YOU KNOW THE STORY THERE BUT YEAH, FOR HIM TO GO THEN ON HIS MISSION, HEAL UP HIS BODY, COME BACK IN DIFFERENT SHAPE HE LOOKS FANTASTIC. HE HAS A LOT OF POWER IN EVERYTHING HE DOES.>>Greg: I DON’T WANT TO RAISE EXPECT ACES TOO HIGH, BUT HE HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY LONG IN HIS PUNTING THROUGHOUT CAMP, RIGHT.>>YEAH, HE HAS HIT MONSTERS. AND COMMERCE RATE HAPPENING TIME ALWAYS COMMERCE RANT WITH DISTANT TOO. IF HE KICKS A 60-YARDER IT IS FIVE OR SIX SECONDS OF HANG TIME, AND SOME OF HIS PUNTS HAVE BEEN OUT OF THIS WORLD SO FAR. AND WE HAVEN’T HAD A SINGLE PUNT IN A GAME YET. SO A LOT TO BE SAID FOR WHAT HAPPENS THIS THURSDAY.>>Greg: DANNY JONES IS STILL IN THE MIX, RIGHT.>>HE IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB. HE HAS DEVELOPED HIMSELF WELL. HE OFFERS US THAT OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE OFF RUNNING AND WE LOVE THAT ABOUT HIS STYLE OF PLAY. HE IS OUR MOST ACCURATE RIGHT NOW SO PINNING OPPONENTS HE HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB OF THAT.>>Greg: SKYLER IS STILL GOING TO BE USED. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO IMPLEMENT HIM.>>HE IS STILL VERY MUCH IN THE PLACE KICKING BATTLE FOR P.A.T. FIELD GOAL, AND ALSO KICK OFFS. AND SO WE JUST LET THEM CONTINUE TO COMPETE AT — THE LINEBACKER WE HAVE COMPETITION EVERY DAY. STRONG SAFETY, AND EVERY OTHER POSITION ON THE FIELD THERE’S COMPETITION EVERY DAY. AND WE WANT TO KEEP THAT GOING. IT IS A TREMENDOUS VALUE WE HAVE RIGHT NOW TO HAVE TWO — WHAT I FEEL LIKE ARE WINNING PUNTERS AND WHAT I FEEL LIKE ARE WINNING PLACE KICKERS. AND LET THEM CONTINUE TO COMPETE.>>IN THE RETURN GAME, IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE LEANING ON THE WIDE RECEIVE EAR LITTLE BIT.>>WE ARE. WE REALLY LIKE WHAT HEATH BRINGS TO THE PUNT RETURN. HE DOES A GREAT JOB OF GETTING UNDERNEATH THE BALL. HE TRACKS IT IN THE FIRST HALF BEFORE THE BALL REACHES ITS STEEN KNIT. HE HAS A GOOD BEAD ON WHERE IT WILL COME DOWN AT. BUT GUNNER ROMNEY, ARE ALSO RIGHT BEHIND HIM. I THINK HE OFFERED US SOMETHING IN IN THAT IS RIGHT OF THE GAME.>>Greg: DEFENSIVE BACK, YEAH.>>THE WALK ON FOR US AND PROVEN HIS WORTH ON DEFENSE AND SPECIAL TEAMS. AND AT THE KICK OFF RETURN POSITION, GUNNER AND TAX, AND TYLER THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THE MAJORITY OF KICK RETURNS.>>Greg: THE AREA OF COME THE LINEBACKERRING CORE, YOU KNEW COMING INTO THIS YEAR, RAH COUPLE OF GUYS YOU COULD COUNT ON OUTSIDE. MIDDLE WAS GOING TO BE A QUESTION YOU HAD TO ANSWER.>>I THINK REALLY WELL. BECAUSE OF THE QUESTION WAS PHRASED HOW DID IT WORK OUT IN CAMP. AND THAT’S THE ONLY THING I CAN JUDGE BY. I AM EXCITED FOR THURSDAY TO SEE THE GUYS PLAY I HAVE TREMENDOUS CONFIDENCE, BUT I FEEL WHETHER IT IS JACKSON, CALL FOOSSY, PAYTON WILL GAR, ALL THOSE GUYS ARE REALLY WINNING PLAYERS. AND WE HAVE SOME DEFENSIVE PACKAGES WHERE TWO OR THREE WILL BE ON THE FIELD AT THE SAME TIME.>>Greg: NICE TO HAVE THE OUTSIDE EXPERIENCE.>>THEY REALLY RAISED THE LEVEL OF DETAIL FOR THE WHOLE ROOM. FOOTBALL SOMETIMES WE REFER TO IT AS OUR ROOM. BECAUSE WE ARE SO OFTEN IN ONE CLASSROOM. AND THE WAY THAT ISAIAH, AND ZANE PREPARE, AND HOW COACHABLE THEY ARE. THE CONVERSATIONS WE CAN HAVE BACK AND FORTH. ALL OF THE YOUNGER GUYS IN THE ROOM HAVE BENEFITED BENEFITED F.>>Greg: EXCELLENT TIME AS WE HEAD TO BRA EBBING, THIS REMINDER, TOMORROW NIGHT YOU CAN CATCH THE FIRST EPISODE OF BYU FOOTBALL WITH KILANI SITAKE. ON THE BYU T.V. APP OR THEN SEE IT LIVE — THE NEXT DAY WEDNESDAY AT 1:00 P.M. EASTERN, 10:00 P.M. PACIFIC ON BYU-TV. COMING UP NEXT, A LOOK AHEAD TO A WEEK ONE MANY THE RIVALRY GAME WITH UTAH. AND YOUR QUESTIONS FOR SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR ED LAMB ON TWITTER USING #C.C. BYU, YOU ARE IN THE>>THE KICK IS ON ITS WAY AND MAKES IT THROUGH. AND THE COUGARS ARE BACK IN FRONT. SKYLER FROM.>>Greg: THAT WAS LAST SEASON PICKING UP A HUGE ROAD WIN. AS YOU SAW ON THE REPLAY, THIS YEAR BYU OPENS THE SEASON WITH A HOME GAIN AGAINST THE TOP 15 TEAM. IT IS A BYU AND UTAH. THEY ARE ON AN EIGHT GAME WIN STREAK, MOST RECENTLY A COME BACK FROM DOWN 20-0 TO DEFEAT BYU 35-27 LAST NOVEMBER IN SALT LAKE CITY. VISITING WITH SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR ED DAM. COACH LAMB, WHAT IF ANYTHING IS IMPACT OF A GAME THAT IS PLAYED MORE THAN NINE MONTHS AGO?>>WELL, THE HE SID YULE IMPACT IS JUST THE — WE HAVE CONTINUED TO HARKEN BACK TO THE LESSONS LEARNED. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING AS A TEAM, DURING TRAINING CAMP IS THAT WE BEGIN EACH TEAM MEETING WITH A PLAYER, ONE PLAYER, WILL GET UP AND TALK ABOUT THEIR HOME LIFE, AND HOW THEY GOT TO BYU, AND THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THEM. ANY HARDSHIPS THEY MAY HAVE HAD, AND THEN ALSO ANYTHING THAT MAY HAVE LEARNED. SO THERE’S OBVIOUSLY SOME CONSIST THEMES THAT GO THROUGH THERE WITH FINISHING AND EXECUTING. BUT ALSO BECOME READY, DEPTH, BEING READY FOR A BIG MOMENT.>>IT WAS TESTED LAST NOVEMBER.>>YES, ABSOLUTELY TESTED IN THAT GAME. AND SO IS UTAH REALLY AND MAYBE OURS WAS A LITTLE MORE OF OURS WAS IN GAME AND SO THAT TYPE OF DEPTH IS SOMETHING THAT PLAYERS REALLY HAVE TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR. IT IS FROM A STANDPOINT OF BEING READY ALL WEEK, AND PREPARING ALLOWABLE TO PLAY FOR AN INJURIES PLAYER THAT’S DIFFERENT FROM COMING OFF THE BENCH.>>Greg: BYU’S LAST WHEN THIS THIS SERIES CAME TEN YEARS AGO SO IT’S BEEN A DECADE OF DOMINANCE, BUT THE GAMES ARE RARELY ONE SIDED. IT IS AMONG THE MOST CONSISTENTLY COMPETITIVE RIVALRIES IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL, OF BYU LAST EIGHT LOSSES TO UTAH. ONLY ONE DECIDED BY MORE THAN ONE SCORE, AND THAT’S EVIDENCE ENOUGH, RIGHT. I THINK SO. I THINK THAT THE STREAK, THE LOSING STREAK, IS — I DON’T THINK IT CAN BE EXCUSED FOR HAPPENSTANCE OR BAD LUCK. IT IS THERE FOR A REASON. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN BYU WAS THE PROGRAM THAT HAD THE UPPER HAND, AND GAMES WERE CLOSE, BUT BYU WOULD CONSISTENTLY WIN. AND I THINK THERE WAS A TIME WHEN UTAH ASPIRED TO BE LIKE BYU. OR TO OVERTAKE BYU AND NOW THAT THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT AND THERE’S POWER IN THAT. AND WE EMBRACE THAT. BUT WE FULLY EXPECT TO COMPETE WELL, AND COME OUT ON TOP.>>Greg: WHERE’S BYU PERHAPS BETTER EQUIPPED THIS YEAR THAN EVEN WAS LATE LAST YEAR IN THIS GAME?>>WELL, THAT’S ALWAYS A GOOD QUESTION. BECAUSE THERE’S — THERE’S CERTAINLY AREAS WHERE SOME OF OUR MARRIES ARE OLDER, BETTER, HEALTHIER AVAILABLE, WHATEVER. THERE’S OTHER PLAYERS WE WILL MIS. PLAYERS THAT PLAYED IN THE UTAH GAME LAST YEAR, AND IN THE BOWL GAME THAT ARE NO LONGER WITH US. SO I THINK PROBABLY JUST — IT WAS A GENERAL BROAD BRUSH, I WOULD SAY ANY PLAYER THAT IS RETURNING THAT APPEARED IN THAT GAME LAST YEAR, IS HOPEFULLY FOR US WILL BE BETTER AND MORE PREPARED.>>Greg: CONVERSELY, WHERE MIGHT YOU EXPECT TO LOOK DIFFERENT OR MORE IMPROVED PERSONNEL WISE, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT SOME OBVIOUS ONES. FOR THEM, THEY HAVE TWO PRAYERS THAT WEREN’T AVAILABLE OFFENSIVELY IN THEIR BACKFIELD. THE QUARTERBACK, AND RUNNING BACK, THEY ARE DYNAMIC AND CAPABLE. I DON’T THINK UTAH HAS HAD AS MUCH SUCCESS AS THEY HAVE WITHOUT WANTING EVERY OPPONENT’S BEST SHOT. AND OUR GUYS ARE THE SAME. WE WANT THEIR BEST SHOT AND BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING ELSE.>>Greg: FROM SOCIAL MEDIA NOW #C.C. BYU ON TWITTER. FROM SPENCER LINDMAN. WHAT IS JAKE OLDROYD’S FIELD GOAL RANGE?>>HE HAS HIT SOME FROM THE LOW 50’S WE DON’T PRACTICE A WHOLE LOT OUTSIDE OF 50 WITH A TEAM UNIT AND A HEAVY RUSH OUTSIDE OF 55 I WOULD SAY WE DON’T PRACTICE THAT VERY OFTEN. OF COURSE THE GUYS PRACTICE IT. SKYLER PRACTICES IT. THEY CAN CERTAINLY HIT 60 MAYBE TO EVEN 65. BUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT RANGE, IT IS LIKE WHAT’S — PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY THAT IN FOOTBALL, AND IT IS LIKE HOW FAR CAN YOU HIT FROM, WELL, I CAN HIT A FULL COURT IN BASKETBALL GIVEN ENOUGH SHOTS RIGHT. S THAT MAY BE 1,000 I DON’T KNOW. SO YEAH, I THINK WHERE WE WOULD FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE THIS YEAR, I THINK WITH JAKE WHEN WE GET AROUND A 50-YARD FIELD GOAL, I THINK HIS PERCENTAGES GO HIGHER AND HIGHER. AND THE HIGH 40’S ARE DEFINITELY I FEEL LIKE AN 80% FIELD GOAL RANGE.>>UTAH HAS BEEN A TEAM, THAT’S MANAGED TO USE THE KICKING GAME AS A GOOD OFFENSIVE WEAPON FOR SOME TIME NOW. WHETHER IN THIS GAME OR OTHERS IT’S BEEN A BIG PART OF HOW THEY ATTACK.>>THEY HAVE. THEY HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC AT THE KICKER AND PUNTER POSITION. AGAIN, ANOTHER ASPECT OF THEIR PROGRAM THAT WE ASPIRE TO BE LIKE. AND CERTAINLY I THINK WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT THIS YEAR.>>Greg: MORE SOCIAL MEDIA FROM BRIAN GLACIER. AND THIS IS FOR COACH LAMB. HE ASKS WHAT DO ANALYTIC SAY ABOUT ON SITE KICKS AGAINST THE OPPOSITION THAT GIVE YOU A SHORT FIELD ON THE KICK OFF. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT, HE SAYS TURNING IT OVER ON THE OPPONENT SAY 35 AS OPPOSED TO GETTING A SHOT ON THE OUTSIDE.>>YEAH, I THIS THE ANSWER WAS STATED IN THE QUESTION. AFTER A 15-YARD PENALTY, AND ON SIDE KICK CAN BE A GOOD WEAPON. I THINK IT IS REALLY ALL ABOUT GAME SITUATIONS, AND ON SIDE KICKER, NO MATTER WHERE THE FIELD POSITION IS, THEY ARE NOT HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL A LITTLE MORE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL ON SIDE KICKS ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL. SO IT IS JUST A MATTER OF RISK REWARD FOR THAT MOMENT, ARE WE WINNING, DO WE NEED IT. DO WE WANT TO SACRIFICE 15 YARDS FOR THAT, AND THE ANSWER IN THAT SITUATIONS CAN OFF BE YES.>>Greg: I HAVEN’T ASKED THIS, AND I AM SURE YOU HAVE HEARD IT A LOT, WHERE THIS GAME FALLS IN THE SCHEDULE, FIRST, LAST, MIDDLE PREFERENCES, BUT JUST A PUT REACTION TO HAVING THIS BE THE WAY YOU START THE SEASON.>>IT IS A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY. I THINK IT IS LED TO A TREMENDOUS OFF SEASON. SUMMER PREPARATION. FOCUS FOR THE PLAYERS. MOTIVATION. AND I HAVE TOLD ANY PLAYER THAT WILL LISTEN, AND THE TEAM WHEN I HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO SPEAK TO THEM, IS THAT IT’S FANTASTIC TO PUT ALL OF THIS ENERGY INTO THE FIRST GAME BUT WIN OR LOSE, THERE WILL BE A GAME TWO BE. SO I HOPE WE CAN PULL OUT EVERY BIT OF ENERGY, AND THEN MAYBE TAKE THURSDAY NIGHT TO ENJOY A VICTORY. IS OUR HOPE, AND THEN ON FRIDAY MORNING GET UP AND START PREPARING FOR TENNESSEE.>>THAT WOULD BE GREAT. COACH LAMB GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. AND WE WILL DO IT AGAIN SOON.>>THANK YOU, GREG.>>Greg: THAT COACH ED LAMB. AT DINNER AFTER THE GAME, INCLUDE SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY FROM BURGERS TO WINGS, SHAKES TO SALADS, QUALITY AND A LOT OF IT. IN LEHI, AMERICAN FORK, PROVO, AND COMING SOON TO HERMAN. BYU VERSES UTAH SOUTH LIVE ON BYU RADIO WHICH THIS THURSDAY. ORIGINATING FROM THE NEW TAILGATE AND FESTIVITIES NOW KNOWN AS COUGAR CANYON. COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, DEFENSIVES COORDINATOR JOINS ME AS HE BEGINNING HIS FOURTH SEASON ON THE STAFF. YOU ARE IN THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER” BROUGHT TO YOU BY ♪ ♪ FOOD JOB, NICE PLAY, BOYS.>>Greg: WE ARE IN THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER” BROUGHT TO YOU BY J.C.W. THE BURGER BOYS. TIME TO GET DEFENSIVE ON OUR SEASON PREMIER AS WE WELCOME IN FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON, DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND DEFENSIVE LINE COACH. COACH E GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>GOOD TO BE BACK.>>Greg: AND HERE WE GO AGAIN, JUST THREE DAYS OUT OF THE SEASON OPENER. THROUGH THREE SEASONS YOUR DEFENSES HAVE BEEN REALLY A STRONG SUIT FOR THE COUGARS GREAT NATIONAL RANKINGS, SOME DRAFT PICKS WHAT DO YOU THINK IS IN STORE FOR SEASON FOUR?>>A LOT OF — WE HAVE A LOT OF PLAYERS THAT ARE COMING BACK FROM LAST SEASON WE DIDN’T LOSE VERY MANY. T BA IS THAT HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. SOME OF THE GUYS THAT ARE MAKING A NAME FOR THEMSELVES RIGHT NOW BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD YOUTH, AND JUST A LOT OF PLAYERS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCEEM COMING BACK AND A QUICK TANGENT TO THE NFL. THE SAINTS PLAYS THE JETS THE OTHER NIGHT. THERE WAS A GREAT PICK POSTED AFTER THE GAME. CORBIN KAUFUSI, BRONSON KAUFUSI TOGETHER, WE SEE IT A LOT NOW. THESE EX-COUGARS GET TOGETHER.>>YEAH, THAT’S A COOL SIGHT. SEEING ALL THOSE GUYS IN WE TALKED ABOUT COACH LAMB ABOUT THIS EARLIER, TRYING TO FILL THAT GAP CREATED BY TAKITAKI. HOW DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVE DONE AT THE MIKE POSITION. AT LOOKING AT DIFFERENT GUYS.>>I THINK THE PLAYERS HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB COMPETING. WITHIN THEIR DIVISION GROUP, BUT COACH LAMB HAS DONE A GOOD JOB WITH DEVELOPMENT, WITH GETTING KIDS REPS. AND GETTING THE RIGHT GUYS IN THERE AND THE RIGHT COMBINATIONS AND MOVING THEM AROUND THROUGHOUT CAMP. WHERE WE FEEL COMFORTABLE RIGHT NOW.>>Greg: AND COMFORTABLE WITH MORE THAN A COUPLE OF GUYS RIGHT, A FEW GUYS YOU HAVE THAT YOU THINK CAN GET IT DONE FOR YOU.>>ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS ONE OF THE — THEY ARE ALL YOUNG, BUT IT IS ONE OF THE DEEPER LINEBACKER GROUPS. THERE WE WILL BE SEEING FOR NEWS THE LAST FOUR YEARS.>>Greg: OKAY, AND THE BYU SECONDARY, CURRENTLY NO CHRIS WILCOX, AT LEAST THAT WE HAVE SEEN YET, AND TROY WARNER MAY BE IN THE SAME BOAT. MAYBE YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THEM. YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE, AND VERSATILITY. YOU HAVE A GUY WITH A LOT OF SNAPS WHO IS IN AUSTIN LEE, AND IF YOU HAD TO GO FOR A TRAINING CAMP M.V.P., MAYBE ONE OF THOSE GUYS IS RIGHT THERE IN THAT MIX.>>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. AUSTIN, WE KNEW WOULD BE A LEADER COMING IN AND THROUGHOUT TRAINING CAMP. HE HAS DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB, AND IS ONE OF THE GUYS THAT WE THINK IS DEFINITELY A CANDIDATE FOR THE FALL CATCH MVP. HE IS A LEADER AND JUST BEING MOVED AROUND, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THINGS AS FAR AS USING HIM. BUT HE IS DOING A GREAT JOB.>>ANY WORD ON WARN WILCOX? WHAT WE MAY SEE FROM THEM THIS YEAR?>>WE WANT TO BE SMART WITH BRINGING THEM BACK. A LOT OF TIMES IT REALLY JUST DEPENDS ON HOW CONFIDENT THEY ARE. SO WE ARE AT THE POINT WHERE WE COULD PUSH THEM, BUT JUST PREFER FOR THAT TO BE THEIR IDEA. AND IT IS JUST — THEY KNOW THEIR BODIES AND THEY KNOW KIND OF WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN, AND WHAT TO DO. AND SO RIGHT NOW THE PROJECTED TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT, THE WE WILL SEE A COUPLE OF GAMES IN. SEE WHERE THEY ARE AT BUT RIGHT NOW THERE’S NOT ROOM TO PLAN TO FORCE THEM TO PLAY.>>ALL RIGHT, TIME FOR A QUICK TIME OUT. THIS NOTE THAT BYU’S T.V. COUNT DOWN TO KICK OFF WILL AIR THIS THURSDAY. IT IS AN EXPANDED TWO HOUR PLUS EDISOF THE SHOW. HEEDING TO BYU AND UTAH FROM LAVELL EDWARD STADIUM WHEN WE COME BACK, MORE ON THAT GAME, AND QUESTIONS AS THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER” CONTINUES LOOIVE FROM STUDIO C, STAY WITH>>IN THE RIGHT FLAT, OPEN, AND THE BALL COMES LOOSE. PICKS UP, IT IS A SCOOP AND SCORE! ON THE FUMBLE RECOVERY, AND THEY GET BACK IN THE GAME JUST LIKE THAT.>>YOU ARE IN THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER.” BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BURGER BOYS WE ARE CONTINUING OUR CONVERSATION CAN. NOW AT FULL BLAST ON THE MIKE. GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK. AND LET’S HIT THE LINE A LITTLE BIT, WE TALKED ABOUT THE SECONDARY BEFORE THE BREAK, AND THE LINEBACKER BEFORE THE BREAK, HOW DEEP DO YOU THINK YOU CAN BE AT THE TACKLE AND END SPOTS AND HOW DID THAT COME TOGETHER?>>WE MOVE AS HOT OF GUYS AROUND AS FAR AS TESTING GUYS OUT. WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE. BUT WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE DEPTH. I THINK WE ARE PRETTY DEEP AT THE D TACKLE SPOT. A COUPLE OF GUYS THAT ARE STARTING TO COME INTO FORM. WE ENDED UP PLAYING AT THE END. MOVING IN FROM THE OFFENSIVE SIDE NOW HE IS PLAYING D TACKLE AND HE JUST HE LOOKS COMFORTABLE THERE. SO YOU WILL END UP SEEING HIM A LITTLE BIT, AND SOME OF THEDOWN GUYS THAT WE HAVE A RETURN MISSIONARY THAT CAME BACK, AND A LOT FURTHER AHEAD THAN WHAT WE WOULD HAVE EXPECTED OUT OF A RETURN MISSIONARY. BUT HE COULD BE IN THE MIX, THE WE AREN’T MAKING AN DECISIONS AS FAR AS RED SHIRTS ANY OF THESE GUYS BUT HE MADE AN IMPRESSION. AND ALL THE GUYS THAT HAVE COME BACK, WE HAVE A LOT OF DEPTH, AND GUYS THAT ARE SHOWING OUT WHERE WE DIDN’T EXPECT.>>Greg: AMONG THE GUYS THAT GOT BACK, LORENZO, DEVIN KAUFUSI, SOME TALENTED PEOPLE THIS.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF GUYS. AND A LOT OF GOOD COMBINATIONS BECAUSE THEY CAN PLAY AND TACKLE. WE’LL MOVE THEM AROUND, SHIFT THEM AROUND. AND TRY TO GET THE RIGHT COMBINATION AS FAR AS THE SITUATIONSES THAT WE NEED TO BE IN. BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF GUYS THAT WE FEEL CONFIDENT CAN MAY.>>Greg: WE CAME OUT OF THE BREAK WITH A SHOT OF LAST YEAR’S SCOOP AND SCORE. AND THAT’S SOMETHING YOU WOULD TAKE ON THURSDAY NIGHT SOMETHING UTAH HAS DONE WELL AGAINST BYU OUR DEFENSIVE SCORERS IN THESE GAMES AND LAST YEAR THE PICK SIX WAS A GAME CHAINER US WITHN’T IT?>>IT WAS, IT CHANGED THE MOVE. THE GAME WASN’T OVER.>>BYU SCORED ON THE NEXT POSSESSION.>>WE DID. AND I THINK WE JUST HAVE TO BE BETTER AS FAR AS COACHES AND THE WAY THAT OUR DEMEANOR IS. BAD THINGS HAPPEN, AND WE JUST HAVE TO BOUNCE BACK AND STAY EVEN KEEL AND KEEP PLAYING. I THINK OUR KIDS HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB, AND COMING DOWN FROM CLAN IN I, AND WHAT HE HAS BEEN PREACHING ABOUT THE WAY WE HAVE BEEN FRAMING THINGS AND SEEING THINGS AND HAVING A GOOD ATTITUDE AND PLAYING HARD.>>Greg: WHAT WERE SOME LESSONS LEARNED OVERALL IN THAT TOUGH LOSS TO UTAH LAST SEASON?>>WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO HEAR FROM PLAYERS AS FAR AS JUST WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED FROM IT, A LOT OF THEM TALK ABOUT FINISHING A LOOT OF THEM TALK ABOUT NEXT GUY UP BEING READY TO PLAY. FOR ME PERSONALLY, THERE’S NOT TO TAKE ANY VALUE AWAY FROM THE GAME, BUT I COULDN’T SLEEP FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. I HARD A HARD TIME RE-EVALUATING MYSELF, AND WHAT I COULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY BUT AT THE END OF IT, ESPECIALLY BEING AROUND MY FAMILY AND KIDS THEY DON’T KNOW. AND SOMETIMES IT IS A GOOD REMIND TORE GET FROM YOUR FAMILY THAT IT IS JUST A GAME. AND OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO WIN, AND GO BUT THAT WAS THE ONE THING FOR ME IS IT’S — IT IS JUST A GAME. AND WE’RE GOING TO BE OKAY AT THE END OF IT. AND I THINK WITH THE ATTITUDE, AND THE WAY THE FALL CATCH HAS BEEN GOING, AND THE CORRECTION WE HAVE BEEN PUSHING AT THE HELM, THE BOYS ARE SUPER READY FOR THIS. BEARE COMING IN TO WIN IT. SO FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT IT.>>Greg: FOR THE MOST PART, BOTH TEAMS ARE HEALTHY. THE TIME OF YEAR IS EXPECTED TO BE LAST YEAR WHEN YOU PLAY IT WAS KIND OF A WAR OF ATTRITION. BOTH CAME DOWN SHORT HANDED AND THEN GOT EVEN MORE SHORT HANDED AND THEY DID END UP HAVING A ROLL BY THE END OF IT ALL.>>YEAH, THEY DID. AND WE HAD A COUPLE OF GUYS PLAYING THAT WE WISH WE COULD HAVE — WE WISH THEY WOULD HAVE HAD MORE EXPERIENCE BUT THE BOTTOM LINE, IS LIKE SOME PLAYERS.>>BE READY.>>NEXT GUY HAS TO BE READY BE READY TO CONTRIBUTE. RIGHT NOW IF THEY ARE IN THE WRONG JERSEY OUR BOYS WILL GET AFTER IT.>>Greg: ON THAT ATTRITION NOTE, YOU SAW THE UTES LAST YEAR WITHOUT HUNDLEY AND MOSS, THIS YEAR THEY ARE BACK. WHAT DOES UTAH GAIN.>>THE QUARTERBACK IS SIMILAR. I THINK TYLER COMING BACK AND A LITTLE BIT PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT MORE SEASONED. A LITTLE BIT BETTER AS A PASSER. BUT THEY ARE THE SAME GUY, AS FAR AS THE WAY WE SEE IT. GUYS THAT CAN HURT YOU IN THE RUN GAME, AND GUYS THAT CAN SCRAMBLE. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE KEEP THEM IN CHECK. BUT THE RUNNING BACK IS A GOOD PLAYER. HE IS A TOUGH RUNNER. HE IS A GUY THAT GETS DOWNHILL, THAT DOES A REALLY GOOD JOB JUST RUNNING. SO WE HAVE TO CORRAL HIM, AND WE’VE GOT TO HAVE A LOT OF GUYS AROUND, AS FAR AS STRIPPING THE BALL, AND THE FIRST GUY IN, SECOND GUY IN, THIRD GUY IN. HE HAS TO FEEL THAT BY HIS FOURTH, FIFTH CARRY, IT ISN’T JUST ONE GUY, BUT HE IS ALWAYS TAKING A SHOT THAT HE MAYBES. AND THAT’S THE PLAN FOR US, JUST WEAR HIM DOWN. ANDY IS BACK YOU SAID A SHORT TIME IN THE SAME STAFF ROOM WITH HIM WHEN YOU WERE UP AT UTAH. YOU STUDIED HIS TEAM AS LOT, YOU KNOW HIS STYLE, WHAT DO YOU THINK HIS ATTACK WILL LOOK LIKE HERE IN 2009? HOW WILL THEY DIFFER FROM WHAT YOU SAW LAST TIME?>>HE IS A REALLY GUARD CHORD YEA TOR. HE IS A GUY THAT HAS ALWAYS BELIEVED IN EXECUTION. I REALLY LIKE THAT ABOUT HIM.>>HE JUST RAN THE BALL CONSISTENTLY, TOOK SHOTS AND WAS CONSERVATIVE. I THINK IF YOU WERE TO PUT A TAG ON HIM, HE WOULD HAVE ONE OF THOSE CONSERVATIVE GUYS. JUST A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IS WHAT HE BRINGS TO THE TABLE.>>Greg: WHAT WILL THE DEFENSE DO TO IMPROVE THEIR RATE AND PRESSURE THE QUARTERBACK MORE IF YOU CAN. WELL, WE TALKED LOT ABOUT THIS THE WAY YOU PREFER TO BE AGGRESSIVE YOU KNOW, WE — WHAT WE HAVE MORPHED INTO, AND WHAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO AS FAR AS PLAYING TO THE STRENGTH OF OUR KIDS AND OUR TEAM, IS REALLY PUTTING THE PRESSURE ON OUR D LINE, AND SAYING WE WANT TO BE THE BEST D LINE IN THE COUNTRY, AND WE WILL GET THE SACKS IN RAH THREE MAN RUSH.>>NOT HAVING TO BRING PEOPLE.>>THAT’S HOW AGGRESSIVE WE WANT TO BE SITTING IN COVERAGE WITH RUSHING WITH THREE. WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, AGAINST QUARTERBACK LIKE THIS, I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO BRING. THAT’S STILL A QUESTION WE TALK ABOUT, AND FAME PLAN, THE HOW SMART IT WOULD BE IF THIS GUY HAS TO BEAT US WITH HIS ARM, THE WE KEEP HIM IN CHECK, WITHOUT GIVING UP SOMETHING EVERYBODY PLAYING MAN TO MAN AND RUNNING AWAY FROM HIM, THAT’S WHEN BIG PLAYS HAPPEN WHEN YOU PRESSURE AND YOU HAVE EVERYBODY PLAYING MAN TO MAN COVERAGE, YOENING THERE’S A GAME FOR THAT. AND REALLY CHALLENGE OUR D LINE. CHALLENGE OUR LINE, AND WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT IN PRACTICE.>>WHAT GAME FILM HAVE YOU WATCHED MORE OF, FIRST HALF, SECOND HALF, OR THE FOURTH QUARTER.>>ALL OF IT. BUT A LOT OF IT IS REALLY JUST KIND OF SELF-SCOUT. JUST BECAUSE IT IS A DIFFERENT COORDINATOR. BUT EVERYTHING ALWAYS COMES DOWN TO ASSIGNMENTS BLOWING ASSIGN MENS OR TECHNICAL ISSUES AS FAR AS JUST THE ATHLETE PERFORMING, AND SO WE LOOK AT IT ALL. WE WATCH THE FILM 5 MILLION TIMES BY NOW. AND WE LOOK AT WIT A DIFFERENT PURPOSE, LET’S LOOK AT IT AND KIND OF EVALUATE OURSELF IN THIS COVERAGE. LET’S EEVALUATE OURSELF IN THIS TECHNIQUE. SO WHEN WE GO BACK AND LOOK AT IT IT ISN’T ANYTHING THAT IS EMOTIONALLY TRIP. WE KNEW WHAT THE ISSUES WERE, HIT’S SEE IF WE CAN NITPICK AND TEAR THIS APART, HIT’S LOOK AT THIS AND THIS. AT THE END OF IT MOST OF WHAT WE LOOK AT IS VANDERBILT STUFF.>>RIGHT WE STILL WATCH IT JUST TO EVALUATE OURSELVES AND THE WAY WE TEACHING AND WHETHER THE KIDS WHAT HAPPENS WE ARE DOING.>>Greg: A QUICK DOUBLE BACK. COACH LAMB GAVE US THIS SPECIAL TEAMS M.V. P.M. FOR CAMP. AND WE TALKED ABOUT HIM EARLIER TOO. TO YOU LIKE THE WAY THAT AUSTIN LEE PLAYED FOR YOU DURING THIS TRAINING CAMP?>>YEAH, THERE’S A LOT OF CANDIDATES ON DEFENSE, A LOT OF GUYS THAT HAVE STEPPED UP BUT AUSTIN LEE HAS BEEN THAT GUY. HE HAS BEEN CONSIST, WE HAVE MOVED HIM AROUND. AND HE HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD FOR US FORMER UTE.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>HE WAS ONE BACK IN THE DAY.>>Greg: ALL RIGHT, GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US, WE WILL DO IT AGAIN SOON AND GOOD HUCK ON THURSDAY NIGHT.>>APPRECIATE IT.>>Greg: OUR THIRD OF THREE COORDINATORS WILL JOIN US AS JEFF GRIMES STEPS INTO STUDIO C, THAT’S STRAIGHT AHEAD AS WE CONTINUE ON BYU-TV. 25, 20, AND HE IS GOING IN. TOUCH DOWN. AND THEY BREAK IT WIDE OPEN. THE COUGARS KICKING OFF THIS WEEK. NATURALLY, BEGINNING HIS SECOND SEASON AS BYU OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AS JEFFRESS, WELCOME BACK IN.>>GLAD TO BE HERE. IT DIDN’T SEEM LIKE TOO LONG AGO AND HERE WE ARE AGAIN.>>Greg: THE OLDER I GET THE SHORTER THE OFF SEASONS GET.>>NO QUESTION.>>HOW TO YOU LOOK BACK ON YEAR ONE. I HAD A LOT OF FUN. I THINK I LEARNED A HOT. IN MAR ABOUT OUR TEAM. AND I THINK WE — WE TOOK A POSITIVE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. BUT ALSO I LOOK BACK AT IT WITH — I DON’T WANT TO SAY REGRET P BECAUSE YOU MOVE ON FROM ONE SEASON TO THE NEXT. BUT I CERTAINLY FEEL LIKE WE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER AND EXCITED TO PROVE SOMETHING MORE THIS SEASON.>>Greg: WE ARE SEEING THE GRAPHIC THAT OUR T.V. AUDIENCE CAN OBSERVE SOME IMPROVEMENT, NOTABLE IMPROVEMENTS AND SINCE POINTS ARE ALWAYS THE NAME OF THE GAME A DOUBLE DIFFERENT INCREASE IS A NOTABLE THING.>>YEAH, I THINK SO. THE RED ZONE. IT IS MUCH HIGHER THAN IT WAS AT ANY TIME LAST YEAR. NOW IT IS JUST PRACTICE, AND OBVIOUSLY SOMETIMES THERE ARE THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN PRACTICE. THAT ARE NOT QUITE THE SAME AS IN GAMES I RECOGNIZE THAT BUT I THINK WE HAVE MADE AN IMPROVEMENT THERE AS WELL AS OUR EXPLOSIVE PLAY RATIO, LAST YEAR. WE WERE ONE OF THE LOWER TEAMS IN THE COUNTRY IN TERMS OF HAVING BIG PLAYS. SO WE MADE THAT AN IMPORTANT ISSUE TO ADDRESS THIS CAMP AS WELL HIS ABILITY TO THROW IT DOWN THE FIELD INCREASES HIS RUN GAME I THINK ALL THOSE GAMES WILL HELP US HAVE BIGGER PLAYS THIS YEAR.>>Greg: FOR 2018, ZACK SEASON END ON A HIGH NOTE. AND THEN THERE’S UNCERTAINTY BECAUSE HE UNDERGOES SURGERY ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, REGARDING HIM, HOW CONCERNED WERE YOU ABOUT THE PROSPECTS AND HOW CONFIDENT ARE NOW.>>I THINK ANY TIME YOU MESS WITH A QUARTERBACK SHOULDER THERE’S CAUSE FOR CONCERN BUT I KNOW ZACK’S WORK ETHIC AND HOW MUCH THE GAME MEANS TO HIM I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT WE HAD HIM WITH THE RIGHT DOCTORS AND OUR TRAINING STAFF, EVERYBODY GETTING HIM BACK RIGHT. BUT YOU NEVER KNOW UNTIL YOU SEE HIM THROW IT. I CERTAINLY FEEL MUCH BETTER ABOUT IT NOW THAN I DID IN JULY HE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB, HAD A GREAT CAMP.>>Greg: IT IS BASEBALL VERNACULAR, BUT WE USE THE TERM PITCH COUNT. TO THAT EXTENT, IN TERMS OF THE PROTOCOL DID IT GO AS PLANS?>>YEAH, IT DID. WE DID KEEP A PITCH COUNT EVERY DAY, THE A-ROD DID A GOOD JOB AT MANAGING THAT AND WE GRADUALLY GAVE HIM MORE THROWS AS CAMP WENT ON, BUT AT THIS POINT, WE ARE BEYOND THE NUMBER OF THROWS HE CAN HAVE IN ANY ONE GAME, UNLESS WE SNAP IT 100 TIMES THE HE THROWS IT 100 TIMES IF WE HAD TO USE A NONIMPERBLE WORD LIKE ZIP HOW DOES HE LOOK RIGHT NOW.>>GOOD HE CAN MAKE ALL THE THROWS LIKE HE DID BEFORE AND THE THING THAT WE WILL SEE THAT EVERYBODY WILL SEE IS THE LARGEST DIFFERENCE IN HIS GAME NOW IS HIS QUICKNESS AND DECISION MAKING.>>YOU TALKED ABOUT THAT IN CAMP. YES HIS ABILITY TO RECOGNIZE DEFENSES AND GET THE BALL OUT, WHERE HE WANTS IT TO GO IN A QUICK AMOUNT OF TIME HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THIS CAMP. THAN ANY TIME IN THE PAST. SO WE FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT WHERE HE IS.>>Greg: NOT THAT YOU WANT TO SEE HIM TAKE A HIT, BUT HE IS GOING TO GET HIT, AND I GUESS THAT’S THE NEXT HURDLE OR THE NEXT BOX TO CHECK. HOW DOES HE WITH STAND THE PHYSICAL ASPECT.>>YEAH, BUT THAT’S USUAL HI THE CASE WITH QUARTERBACKS. THE FACT HE HAS COME BACK WITH A SHOULDER INJURY, I HAVE BEEN MORE CONCERNED WITH HIM THROWING THAN TAKING A IT H. ANYBODY THAT HAS ANY TYPE OF SURGERY HAS TO TAKE THAT FIRST HIT BUT SURE HE WILL BE FINE.>>Greg: NATURALLY A LOT OF OPTIMISM, WE TALKED ABOUT ZACK A BIT, AND THE LAST TWO SEASONS THE CATCHER HAS BEEN MATT BUSHMAN, HE HAD A LITTLE WORK ON THE OFF SEASON, BUT HE LOOKS GREAT AS WELL. AND AS YOU HAD TO TO WITH MAYBE AN MVP IN CAMP, THAT’S MAYBE A GUY YOU LOOK TO?>>DEFINITELY. I THOUGHT ABOUT THAT AND WANTED TO THINK ABOUT WHO HAS THE BEST OUT OF ANYBODY, AND I THINK IT WOULD BE MATT. HE IS COMING OFF THE SURGERY, DIDN’T MISS A PRACTICE, HAS CONTINUES TO IMPROVE. HAS IMPROVED AS A ROUND RUNNER. AND STILL HAS THE BALL SKILLS. REALLY PLEASED WITH HIM. WHAT MAKES HIM SPECIAL WHEN YOU SAY BALL SKILLS. S THIS JUST A THING THAT CERTAIN GUYS KNOW HOW TO BRING EVERY BALL IN THE RADIUS IN. SOME GUYS HAVE STICKY FINGERS AND SOME GUYS DON’T. SOME GUYS CAN JUDGE WHERE IT WILL END UP AND SOME CAN’T JUST LIKE A GUY THAT IS A PUNT RETURNER, SOME GUYS CAN FIND IT IN THE AIR AND JUDGE WHERE IT IS GOING TO LAND. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO LOCATE THE BALL IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME AND ROTATE HOW HE NEEDS TO GET HIS HANDS ON IT. THEY HAVE HAD A BIG NUMB ORE OF TIGHT ENDS OVER YEARS AND YEARS. IT ISN’T UNUSUAL THAT THEY ARE THE TEAM’S LEADING RECEIVER.>>YES, FOR SURE. THE YEARS WE WERE HERE, WE HAD GOOD TIGHT ENDS AND I THINK MATT CERTAINLY FITS THAT.>>Greg: AT RECEIVER AND RUNNING BACK, YOU HAVE A BURGER CHAIN. YOU HAVE FIVE GUYS. IN THE BACKFIELD, WILLIAMS, TO GO WITH YOUR TOP FIVE. WITH MAYBE HILL TRYING TO NUDGE IN AS A 6TH. SO IF THOSE TWO PERFORM THE WAY YOU EXPECT THEM TO, IT CAN BE A GOOD OFFENSE.>>I THINK SO, AND THERE’S A LOT MORE ROOM AT RECEIVER THAN RUNNING BACK. WE HAVE CERTAIN SETS THAT WILL ALLOW US TO DO THAT. WITH A RECEIVER YOU WILL MAY WITH THREE OR FOUR OF THOSE GUYS SO THEY WILL GET PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES. THEY HAVE CONTINUED TO GROW THIS SUMMER, AND THIS FALL CAMP, AND I AM LOOKING FOR SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED PLAYER. I THOUGHT THEY PLAYED WELL LAST YEAR BUT THEY ARE GOING TO BE EVEN BET THEY ARE YEAR, AND NOT JUST BE — MAYBE NOT JUST DEPENDABLE, BUT TAKE THAT NEXT STEP AND MAKE MORE BIG PLAYS.>>Greg: RIGHT BEFORE THE BREAK, WE MENTIONED MATT AIRTIGHT END, BUT THERE ARE OTHERS THERE, WHO SHOULD WE LOOK TO TO GIVE YOU HELP THERE?>>SO YOU KNOW WE HAVE A COUPLE OF NEWCOMERS. AND THEN A COUPLE GUYS COMING BACK. MARONEY IS COMING OFF OF INJURY, AND HE HAS CONTINUED TO PROGRESS, AND HAS HAD A GOOD COUPLE OF DAYS OF PRACTICE HERE RECENTLY. AND HAS CONTINUED TO IMPROVE, AND GET HIMSELF KIND OF BACK IN SHAPE, AND KNOCK THE RUST OFF AND THEN WE HAVE SOME NEW GUYS IN CARTER MASON, KYLE GRIFFITH WAS A GUY THAT GIVES US GREAT EFFORT, SO WE HAVE ENOUGH NUMBERS THERE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO.>>Greg: SOUNDS GOOD BREAK TIME. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE WILL REMIND YOU FOR YOUR PLAY-BY-PLAY, WE WILL WATCH BYU SPORTS NATION WITH SPENCER LINTON AND JR. ROM JORDAN, AND THAT’S WEEKDAYS AT NOON EASTERN. COMING UP AFTER THIS, COACH JEFF GRIMES TREMENDOUS VIEWS THE GAME, WE GET YOUR QUESTIONS AS WELL. YOU ARE IN THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER,” HIVE IN STUDIO C., J.C.W. THE BURGER INDIANS IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY. TEN YEARS SINCE BYU’S LAST WIN. THE TEAMS HAVE MET EIGHT TIMES OVER THE LAST NINE YEARS ALL BUT ONE OF THE MEETING HAVE BEEN DECIDED BY 8 POINTS OR FEWER. COURTESY OF AT COUGAR STATS ON TWITTER. A NATIONAL SERIES CONTESTED THE MOST CLOSELY CONTESTED SERIES RELATIVE TO AVERAGE MARGIN OF VICTORY IS BYU VERSES UTAH. AND COACH, JEFF GRIMES LAST YEAR, ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THESE KIND OF BYU UTAH GAMES THAT GOES DOWN TO THE VERY END. AND THE RESULT WASN’T WHAT YOU WANTED BUT IT IS A TESTAMENT TO HOW THEY PLAY EACH OTHER EVERY YEAR.>>NO QUESTION. WILL IT BE A TIGHT GAME, WE JUST LIKE FOR IT TO BE A BETTER PLAYED GAME. AND IT WAS LIKE SEVERAL GAMES LAST YEAR THAT WE SHOWED WHAT WE CAN DO, BUT PROBABLY NOT AS MUCH AS WE ARE CAPABLE OF IN TERMS OF THE FINISH.>>WHAT WAS THE MOST INSTRUCTIVE TO YOU?>>I HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WATCHING THINK WEEK, AND THE BIGGEST THING I NOTICE AS I AM WATCHING THE FILM IS THE IMPROVEMENT. I LOOK AT ZACK, AND HOW MUCH MORE ONLY NOBLE AND HOW MUCH BETTER HE IS, AND LAST YEAR HE WAS A TALENTED KID. WHO IS JUST TRYING TO MAKE PLAYS. AND HE IS A REALLY GOOD COLLEGE QUARTERBACK. AND THE OFFENSIVE MINE IS BETTER, WE ARE BETTER AT RUNNING BACK, WE ARE BETTER PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE ON OFFENSE. SO AS I WATCH THAT FILM AND CLIPS FROM THAT FILM AND CERTAIN CUT UPS I CONTINUE TOO SEE HOW WE WOULDN’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE THIS YEAR NO UH THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT IS THEY HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE ON DEFENSE, I AM CERTAIN THEY ARE SAYING THE SAME THING SO WILL IT BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHO HAS THE BEST.>>.>>Greg: WHEN YOU WERE HERE, THE FIRST TIME AROUND, 2004-6, YOUR LAST SEASON HERE, YOU WENT 6-0 AT HOME. IT WOULD BE GREAT TO RECREATE THAT MAGIC AGAIN, THE SCHEDULE IS THERE TO DO IT AGAIN, CERTAINLY?>>YES. AND WE DO NEED TO DO THAT. WE HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO APPROACH THAT. I THINK KILANI ADDRESSED IT, AND OUR PLAYERS ARE READY TO DEFEND AS WELL.>>A QUESTION FROM LET’S GO TO JEFF. FOR THOSE OF YOU TESTING THE WATER OF MUSTACHE GROWING. WHAT IS THE WAY TO GET PROPER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT THAT IS GOOD ONE.>>WHAT I DID THIS YEAR, IS I ALLOWED ALL MY FACIAL HAIR TO GROW FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME AND PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT LONGER THAN LAST YEAR, AND THEN SHAVED OFF WHAT I HAD ACCUMULATED HERE. SO I WOULD SAY GROW OUT THE ZERO BEARD AS LONG AS YOU CAN STAND IT, AND THEN SHAVE OFF THE REST. AND YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF WITH A VERY HAND SOME MUSTACHE AND AND SIDE BURNS.>>MY DAD WORE SIDE BURNS AS LONG AS I EVER KNEW HIM. AND I FIGURE IF THEY WERE GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM, THEY ARE GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME. THE THING WITH ME IS HE FOUND THEM IN THE 60’S AND 70’S AND THEY STALK WITH HIM. MY WIFE HATES THOSE AS WELL BUT I HAVEN’T SEEN HER MUCH RECENTLY.>>Greg: IT IS A GOOD LOOK, SHE WILL COME AROUND.>>SHE WILL COME AROUND IF WE WIN ENOUGH GAME.>>LET’S HOPE IT STARTS THURSDAY.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>Greg: I ALWAYS FEIGN A GREAT DEAL FROM THESE CONVERSATIONS, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A SEASON WITH YOU.>>CAN’T WAIT.>>Greg: THAT WILL BE A WRAP FOR OUR SEASON DEBUT. YOU CAN WATCH US MONDAYS AT 1:0N BYU TV FROM OUR NEW HOME HERE IN STUDIO C. FOR COACHES GRIMES, TUIAKI AND LAMB, SAYING IN BETWEEN TIME, GO COUGARS BROUGHT TO YOU BY J.C.W. THE BURGER BOYS.

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