BYU Football – Coordinators’ Corner – September 2, 2019


BYU, AND WE WILL SEE IF YOUR COMMENTS MAKE IT ON THE SHOW. H BYU COMES INTO THE WEEK TO UTAH, SNAPPING A FIVE GAME BYU WIN STREAK, AND EXTENDING TO NINE GAMES. THE ADVANTAGE OVER BYU WITH THAT WE BRING IN COACH JEFF GRIMES, AND COACH EVERY 0-1 TEAM TODAY IS WISHING THINGS WOULD HAVE GONE BETTER IN THE OPENER.>>CERTAINLY. AND A LOT OF THINGS WE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER. AS WE REVIEWED THE FILM, BUT YOU CAN’T GIVE A GOOD TEAM 21-POINTS AND EXPECT TO BE IN IT. AND REALLY, THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE COUCH DONE BETTER BUT IF WE DON’T DO THAT THING, AND THAT THIN IS A BIG THING. IT IS SOMETHING WE HAVE PRIDED OURSELF IN, IS TURNOVER MARGIN, LAST YEAR WE HAD 16 GIVE AWAYS ON THE WHOLE SEASON. TEN FOR US TO START WITH GIVING AWAY THREE THERE THE FIRST GAME IS VERY DISAPPOINTING.>>ALMOST NOTHING WE CAN DISCUSS MATTERS AS MUCH AS THE TURNOVER NUMBERS. AND ALMOST A CASE AGAINST UTAH THIS GAME, BYU MINUS THREE ON THURSDAY, NO TAKE AWAYS FOR BYU, AND THE THREE TURNOVERS AND THEN THE THIRD RESULTS IN A TOUCH DOWN IT IS KIND OF BALL GAME.>>IT IS. AND WE COULD HAVE DONE THINGS ON OTHER DRIVES THAT WOULD HAVE GIVEN US A BETTER OPPORTUNITY FOR SCORES. HAD TWO BOTCHED SNAPS, IN THE RED ZONE, ONE IS A 2-POINT CONVERSION, THE OTHER WAS ON A CRITICAL THIRD AND THREE. BUT EITHER OF THOSE, I THINK GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE POINTS AS WELL.>>IN THE LOSSES TO UTAH, BYU HAS PURPOSED IT OVER IN EVERY GAME. THE COUGARS MINUS 15 IN THE MARGIN OVER THE NINE. THAT’S MAYBE THE BIGGEST REASON THE STREAK HAS GOT TON WHERE IT IS. IT IS AN UNUSUAL NUMBER.>>IT IS. AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM CREDIT WHERE IT IS FEW. AS MUCH AS I DON’T ENJOY THE JUT COME, THEY PLAYED WELL. AND THEY PLAY AN AGGRESSIVE STYLE OF DEFENSE. A LOT OF MAN COVERAGE. AND TAKE A LITTLE BIT MORE RISK THAN SOME TEAMS DO. AND WE JUST DIDN’T CAPITALIZE AND MAKE THEM PAY FOR IT.>>YOUR OPENING SERIES SEES THEM GET TO A FOURTH AND 4. NOW BYU HAS NEVER MADE A 57 FIELD GOAL IN ITS HISTORY SO MAYBE AN EASY DESIS. ZACK THROWS IT FOE A GUY OUT OF BOUND AS LITTLE BIT. LOOKS LIKE HE GOT MAYBE SOME OTHER OPTIONS.>>YEAH, HE HAD A COUPLE OF OPTIONS. BUT HE HAD A MATCH UP HE LIES. AND THAT’S OKAY. WHEN YOU GO THERE YOU NEED TO COMPLETE IT. WOE HAD TOO MANY OF THOSE AS WELL, WHERE WE WERE COVERED AND JUST COULDN’T GO AND CATCH. IN SOME CRITICAL SITUATIONS.>>THAT WAS GOING TO BE A GO FOR IT, JUST LENGTH YOU ARE GOING TO GO.>>YEAH, IN GENERAL. THAT’S THE PHILOSOPHY, WHERE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY, ON THE PLUS SIDE F THE FIELD, AND IT IS A FOURTH AND MEDIUM, OR FOURTH AND SMALL. WE ARE GOING TO GO FOR AND IT SEE IF WE CAN GET A TOUCH DOWN.>>SO UTAH SCORED FIRST IN THE KILANI SITAKE ERA, FIRST SCORES THAT MEAN AS LOT. BYU HAS A 36% WIN RATE WHEN THEY GIVE UP THE FIRST, AND ALMOST DOUBLE THAT WHEN THEY ARE OUT IN FRONT. BUT TWO DRIVES LATER YOU ARE IN THE RED ZONE. AND YOU GO THERE COURTESY OF A NICE RUN. AND YOU WERE IN BUSINESS.>>YEAH, I THINKTY FOR THE FIRST GAME WITH US HAD A GOOD FIRST GAME. I WISH WE COULD HAVE GIVEN HIM A FEW MORE TUNES. MY GAME PLAN WAS TO THROW THE FOOTBALL AND RUN IT WIDE. AND WE HAD SOME SUCCESS, IN THE SECOND HALF WE WERE GOING TO RUN, PARTICULARLY RUN IT BETWEEN THE TACKLES. AND JUST DIDN’T GET AS MANY OPPORTUNITIES AS WE WANTED TO. MAINLY BECAUSE WE GAVE THEM THE BALL.>>MANY THAT FIRST RED ZONE, YOU END UP DIGGING A FIELD GOAL TO TIE IT. YOU ARE IN THE GAIN AND YOU ARE OFF AND RUNNING.>>AS ALWAYS, YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCORE A TOUCH DOWN. AND WE HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD AT THAT. BUT OUR TOUCH DOWN CONVERSION RATE, OBVIOUSLY, WASN’T GETTING THIS GAME IN THE ROAD ZONE.>>ON THER SUING SERIES UTAH MADE THAT KICK OFF RETURN. MISTAKE AND PUNTED FROM THE OWL GOLD LINE. THEY ARE IN GREAT FIELD POSITION AND THEN COMES THAT FIRST PICK 6. ZAC WAS MAKE HALF A SECOND AWAY FROM GET THE BIG GAME.>>YEAH, THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF PRESSURE ON ZACK. THAT PARTICULAR THROW, AND PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE JUST EATEN THE BALL AND TAKEN THE SACK. BUT THAT’S KIND OF WHAT MAKES HIM SPECIAL. HIS BIRTH TO CREATE AND MAKE PLAYS. AND SO SOMETIMES YOU LIVE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF THAT. HOWEVER, HE JUST HAS TO BE MORE CAREFUL AND TAKE CARE OF THE BALL. AND GONE, IT ISN’T ALL HIS FAULT. TYPICALLY THINGS LIKE THAT INVOLVE MORE THAN ONE THIN. AND THE PROTECTION WAS MOSTLY GOOD. FOR THE NIGHT. BUT ON THAT PARTICULAR PLAY, IT WASN’T FROM EITHER EDGE.>>I AM SURE YOU HAVE LOOKED AT THAT ONE PLAY, HIS KNEE IS CLOSE TO BEING DOWN, MITE HAVE BEEN CLOSE ENOUGH FOR THEM TO LOOK AT, BUT I THINK THE MORE I SEE IT SLOW DOWN, IT FEELS LIKE THE BALL IS AWAY BEFORE IT IS DOWN ON THE GROUND.>>YEAH, I THOUGHT SO FOO.>>YOUR NEXT SERIES WAS A GOOD ONE. YOU GOT INSIDE THE 20. ZACK THREW A TOUGH BALL ON THAT SIDELINE IN THE END ZONE. THEY GET YOU SEVEN, ANDED THE THINKS AND THREE, AND YOU HAD A COUPLE OF BAD — I SAY BAD, JAREN HALL WAS THE QUARTERBACK FOR THAT ONE, IT WAS JUST HIGH AND NOT WHERE YOU EXPECTED IT.>>YEAH, THE BALL IS HIGH AND LEFT TWICE. AND BETWEEN — WHEN YOU ARE A GUN TEAM, THERE’S NO DIFFERENT THAN BEING UNDER CENTER. THAT QUARTERBACK IS EXPECTING THE BALL TO BE AT A CENTER SPOT. AND YEAH, WE ONLY HAD A COUPLE BUT THE TWO IN THIS CASE, WERE TWO THAT COULD HAVE RESULTED IN POINTS. ONE FOR THE 2-POINT CONVERSION, AND THEN THIS ONE, A THIRD AND THREE. I THOUGHT WE HAD A GOOD PLAY CALLED THAT WOULD HAVE AT LEAST RESULTED MANY THE FIRST DOWN, AND GIVEN US A CHANCE TO GO IN AND GO FOR A TOUCH DOWN AFTER THAT. YEAH, A COSTLY MISTAKE.>>USED JARON ON A REVERSE, AND OF COURSE YOU HAD HIM THERE. WE WILL SEE HIM AT DIFFERENT TIMES WOULDN’T YOU THINK.>>YEAH, THE MORE HE PLAYS THE MORE COMFORTABLE HE WILL GET. THIS WAS HIS FIRST REAL OPPORTUNITY. WITH A LOT OF PLAYS IN THE GAME PLAN. WITH HIS NAME ON IT, AND HE PLAY AS LITTLE RECEIVER, AND A LITTLE QUARTERBACK, AND SOME RUNNING BACK AS WELL. INCLUDING A SECOND PICKS SIX, AND WE TALKED OFF THE AIR, 18 PLAYS IN THE HALF IS NOT A LOT, AND THAT’S WHAT YOU ARE LIMITED TO ON THURSDAY.>>LIKE I SAID, WE HAD SOME IDEAS ABOUT WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO IN THE SECOND HALF. AND I FEEL LIKE — LIKE THAT WAS A GOOD PLAN. BUT JUST DIDN’T GET MANY OPPORTUNITIES. AGAIN, MAINLY BECAUSE WE GAVE THEM THE BALL ON TWO OF THE THREE DRIVES. AND JUST DIDN’T GET — JUST DIDN’T GET THE CHANCES.>>WHEN YOU LOOK BACK ON THE GAME, AND WE WILL LOOK AHEAD HERE TOO. WHAT MADE THE SURPRISE YOU MOST ABOUT THE WAY THINGS TRANSPIRED? THAT YOU DIDN’T SEE COMING?>>I DIDN’T SEE US TURNING IT OVER LIKE THAT. GIVEN — A COUPLE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID WELL LAST YEAR, ONE WAS CONTROL THE TURNOVER MARGIN. AND THE OTHER WAS SCORE TOUCH DOWNS IN THE RED ZONE. WE DO DO WELL ON EITHER OF THOSE. SO AGAIN, THOSE TWO THINGS WERE THE DIFFERENCES IN THE GAME. I EXPECTED THEM TO BE GOOD. I EXPECTED THEM TO CHALLENGE US. I THOUGHT OUR PROFECTION WAS GOOD FOR THE MOST PART. MAYBE A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED. AT TIMES THEY COVERED US A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN I ANTICIPATED AS WELL.>>YOU WON’T NECESSARILY SEE THAT SAME TAKE THIS WEEK. AND PRETTY AGGRESSIVE ONE.>>YEAH, IT IS. AND I GIVE THEM CREDIT, BECAUSE THEY PLAYED WELL,.>>WELL, BYU FALLS TO UTAH 30-12, AND NOW THE COUGARS PLAY NEXT IN KNOXVILLE, WE WILL TALK ABOUT TENNESSEE LATER ON IN THE SHOW. AND ON TOMORROW’S EDISOF BYU FOOTBALL WITH KILANI SITAKE THAT’S TUESDAY AT 530 EASTERN, ON THE BYU-TV APPS AND WOUND AT 1:00 P.M. EASTERN 10:00 P.M. PACIFIC ON BYU-TV. COMING UP AFTER THE BREAK, COACH GRIMES GIVES US HIS OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK, AND WE TALK ABOUT A GOOD THIRD DOWN PERFORMANCE, BUT YOU ARE IN THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER.”>>ZACK SHOTGUN, HAND OFF. TYSON SIDE STEP. RUNS INTO THE BLOCKER, TURN IT ALL THE WAY TO THE END ZONE. WHAT A RUN BY TYSON WILLIAMS. POUNCE OFF ONE OF HIS OWN GUYS AND KEPT THEM DRIVING INTO THE END ZONE. NOR THE COUGAR FIRST TOUCH DOWN.>>DEFENSE THE THE TYSON FIRST AS A COUGAR TOO. EACH WEEK AT BYU’S OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE SPECIAL TEAMS. HELP US RECOGNIZE THE PLAYERS WITH EFFORTS AND PERFORMANCE. CONSIDERATION OF PLAYER OF THE WEEK, AND AS WE VISIT WITH JEFF GRIMES, WE SHINE THE LIGHT THIS WEEK ON THE STARTING TACKLE.>>YES, I WAS PROUD OF HOW BRADY PLAYS AGAINST A REALLY GOOD OPPONENT. H HE WAS A GREAT PASS RUSHER, ALL AROUND DEFENSIVE ENDS. FOR THE MOST PART HE HANDLED HIM WELL. BRADY HAS REALLY IMPROVED THIS OFF SEASON. HE HAS GOTTEN BIGGER, STRONGER, LAST YEAR HE WAS JUST A FRESHMAN HANGING ON AS TIMES. HE IS PLAYS WITH A LOT OF POISE RIGHT NOW. AND HIS PLAY, ON THURSDAY NIGHT, WAS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CAMP HE HAS HAD. HE HAS BEEN ONE OOF OUR MOST CONSISTENTLY IMPROVED PLAYERS.>>HOW MANY RESERVE LINEMAN DID YOU ROTATE?>>TWO OTHER LINEMAN.>>A TOTAL OF SEVEN.>>SEVEN FOR FIVE AT THE VERY START.>>THAT’S RIGHT. DO YOU EXPECT IT GETTING — WELL, YOU WANT A CONSIST GROUP FIRST. ANYBODY CLOSE TO BREAKING INTO WHERE THEY ARE REP WORTHY.>>I WOULD SAY RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT SEVEN FOR THE TIME BEING.>>AND YOU HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT WHAT YOUR LINES HAVE LOOKED LIKE IN THE PAST. IS THIS WHERE YOU ARE AT OR WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN?>>I THINK THIS IS A GOOD START. I WAS INTERESTED TO SEE HIGHWAY THEY WOULD PERFORM AGAINST A GOOD DEFENSE, IN THE FIRST GAME. AND I THOUGHT OVERALL THEY PLAYED PRETTY WELL. CERTAINLY THINGS WE CAN IMPROVE IN THERE AS WELL AS ALL POSITIONS. BUT I THOUGHT IT SHOWED, A GROUP THAT WAS CAPABLE OF BEING MUCH IMPROVED OVER LAST YEAR, AND ONE OF THE STRENGTHS OF OUR TEAM.>>BRADY IN THE O LINE ALLOWING ONLY ONE SACK TO A VERY GOOD UTAH DEFENSE. AND THEY WERE BLOCKING FOR A BACK MAKING HIS FIESTA IN A BYU UNIFORM. LED THE COUGARS IN RUSHING. RUNNING BACK FROM BOTH TEAMS AND YARDS PER CARRY. 45 ON SERVE AFTER SINCE .4 CLIP.>>YEAH, HE PLAYED LIKE I THOUGHT HE WOULD. AND LIKE HE IS CAPABLE OF PLAYING, AND DECIDED TO SEE WHAT HE CAN BRING THE ROAST OF THE WAY.>>WAS THE SEVEN CARRY NUMBER LOWER BECAUSE OF GAME PLAN OR SCRIPT THE WAY IT UNFOLDED.>>YEAH, WE WERE PLANNING TO GIVE HIM MORE CARRIES AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, I JUST DIDN’T GET THE OPPORTUNITY.>>YOU CAN SEE WHAT YOU GOT, AND IT IS ENCOURAGING.>>YEAH, DEFINITELY.>>Greg: PINNY HIS ROLE THIS YEAR, DO YOU SEE IT BEING COMPLIMENTARY.>>YEAH, AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE A GUY THAT MAY NOT BE THE STARTER BUT HE MAY END UP BEING THE HOT HAND THAT DAY. SO IT DOESN’T MEAN HE MAY NOT BE THE LEADING RUSHER IN A PARTICULAR GAME. BUT HE DOES A LOT OF THINGS REALLY WELL. HE IS A GOOD RECEIVER. AN EXCELLENT BLOCKER. HE IS GREAT AT RUNNING TIGHT PLAYS BETWEEN THE TACKLES AND SO, HE WILL HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE THIS SEASON. REGARDLESS OF WHATTY DOES.>>LIKE YOUR OTHER BACKS AS WELL IN SOUP, AND.>>SOUP IS A LITTLE BANGED UP, SO WE HAD HIM READY KIND OF IN AN EMERGENCY CAPACITY. BUT HE ENDED UP NOT GETTING TO HIM.>>AND GETTING SPECIAL TEAM SNAP AS WELL.>>YEAH.>>TYSON PACED BYU IN RUSHING YARDS, ZACH WILSON LED IN CARRIES, YOU INCLUDED SCRAMBLING. HE ALSO HAD YOUR LONGEST RUN OVER 26 YARDS SHOWING WHAT KIND OF PLAY MAKER HE CAN BE.>>YEAH, I THINK THE NEXT STEP IS FOR US TO CONTINUE TO GROW AS AN ENTIRE TEAM. THAT UNDERSTANDS HOW TO PLAY WHEN YOU HAVE SCRAMBLES. HE HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE PEOPLE MISS, AND GET OUTSIDE THE POCKET. AND ON THAT LONG RUN, YOU SAW HIM GET A BLOCK FOR HIM. YOU SAW TAIL LON SHUMWAY GET A GREAT BLOCK. BUT WE HAVE TO GET THE REST OF OUR TEAM, SCRAMBLING TO GET IN POSITION.>>AND THE FIRST GAME BACK AFTER THE SURGERY REHAB, HE TOOK SOME HARD HITS TOO. AND GOT UP EVERY TIME.>>YEAH. I THINK HE WAS — IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THAT, AND KNOW THAT HE IS JUST FINE.>>IT WASN’T HIS BEST NIGHT, BUT IT WAS HIS FIRST NIGHT AS A SEASON OPENING STARTER. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE HAS HAD THAT KIND OF PRESSURE. HOW DO YOU ASSESS THE PERFORMANCE.>>EVEN TIME YOU ARE THE QUARTERBACK AND THROW TWO PICK SIXES IT CAN’T BE A GOOD NIGHT. AND THOSE TWO THINGS OVERRIDE ANYTHING ELSE. HIS COMPLETION PERCENTAGE WASN’T BAD. HE THREW SOME NICE BALLS, HE SCRAMBLED WELL AND ALL THAT WAS GOOD. BUT IF YOU GIVE THE OTHER TEAM TURNOVERS AND THEN WE HAD ANOTHER ONE ON A QUARTERBACK RUNNING BACK EXCHANGE. THAT OVERRULED ANYTHING ELSE. I AM SURE ZACK WOULD SAY THE SAME.>>WHAT DID YOU SEE ON THE FUMBLE — IT WASN’T JUST A CLEAN — IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A HAND OFF.>>IT IS ONE THAT COULD HAVE GONE THIS WAY, BUT IT WAS INTENDED TO BE A HAND OFF. AND JUST A LITTLE BIT LOOSE AND SLOPPY.>>AS A TEAM, THERE WAS SOME AREAS IN WHICH BYU PERFORMED MORE THAN ADEQUATELY, AND THAT INCLUDES THIRD DOWNS. YOU TALKED ABOUT IT IN THE PRE-SEASON, YOU WANTED THAT TO BE AN AREA OF EMPHASIS. IRONICALLY, A THIRD AND SHORT WAS AS TOUGH AS A THIRD AND LONG. ONE FOR THREE ON THIRD, AND THOSE ARE WHAT YOU EXPECT TO KEEP IT GOING.>>YEAH, OVERALL A GOOD THIRD DOWN PERFORMANCE FOR US. AND I DO BELIEVE EVEN THOUGH IT DIDN’T PAY OFF IN THIS GAME, IN THE LONG RUN, THE TIME AND THE EMPHASIS THAT WE PLACED ON IT WILL RESULT IN MORE WINS DOWN THE ROAD. WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE VERY AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE. ON THIRD AND SHORT, AND SO WE — WE INTENDED TO BE AGGRESSIVE AS WELL. AND BIGGER PLAYS AND DIDN’T ALWAYS COME AWAY WITH IT.>>ONE OF THE THIRD AND THREES YOU DIDN’T REALLY GET A SHOT, AND IT BECOME AS DEAD PLAY AT THAT POINT.>>YEAH, WE HAD ANOTHER ONE WHERE WE HAD AN AGGRESSIVE PASS PLAY CALLED AND THEN WE HAD A FALSE START ON IT. AND FELT LIKE WE HAD THE LOOK WE WANTED. SO AGAIN, JUST SHOT OURSELVES IN THE FOOT.>>ANOTHER ISSUE YOU WANTED TO ADDRESS IN THE 2019 WAS EXPLOSIVENESS. AND ON THE NIGHT, BYU HAD FIVE RUNS, FEN YARDS OR LONGER, AND FOUR PASSES OF THE 15 YARDS OR LONGER. SO THERE WAS SOME PLAYS THAT YOU WANT TO SEE.>>YES. AND SO AGAIN, I THINK THE EMPHASIS WE PLAYED ON THOSE TWO AREAS, SHOWED UP. AND IN THE LONG RUN LITED MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR US.>>AND UTAH’S LONG OHS PLAY WAS A 28-YARD PLAY, YOU SEE BYU AT WON’T SIX. SO NEITHER TEAM WAS LETTING BIG BIG PLAYS BEAT THEM, BUT THEN YOU COME BACK TO SAY PICK SIXES ARE BIG, AND THEY WERE LONG RUNS IN.>>AS WE HEAD TO BREAK, A REMINDER THAT DINNER AFTER THE GAME INCLUDES SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY. FROM BURGERS TO WINS, SHAKES TO SALADS. QUALITY AND A LOT OF IT. AND COMING SOON TO HERMAN. GET READY FOR SATURDAY’S GAME WITH COUGAR PREGAME LIVE STARTS AT 3:00 P.M. MOUNTAIN. COMING UP NEXT, SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR, AND LINEBACKER COACH ED LAMB WILL JOIN US. MORE WITH JEFF GRIMES COMING UP NEXT HERE ON BYU-TV.>>YOU ARE IN THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER.” THIS SATURDAY, BYU PLAYS THE FIRST EVER GAME AGAINST TENNESSEE. NOT THE FIRST TIME ON THE CHECKERBOARD FOR OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR JEFF GRIMES. BIG VENUE, A LOT OF HISTORY. A LOT OF UNHAPPY FANS THEY WERE UPIS THE BY GEORGIA STATE.>>YEAH, THAT CAN HAPPEN TO ANY TEAM ON THE FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON FOR SURE. BUT THEY ARE A QUALITY TEAM WITH A LOT OF GOOD PLAYERS AND A LOT OF GOOD COACHES AND I KNOW A NUMBER OF THOSE GUYS AND WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF. SO IT WILL BE A GREAT CHALLENGE FOR US. THE THING THAT IS INTERESTING IS FROM WEEK TO WEEK, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL GET. SO I AM SURE THAT WE WILL SEE A DIFFERENT TEEM THAN WHAT WE SAW AGAINST GEORGIA STATE. THIS PAST SATURDAY, BUT IT IS A QUALITY TEAM. IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO PLAY A GAME, A LOT OF FUN. BIG VENUE, AND SO I AM RALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR PLAYERS TO SHOW WHAT THEY HAVE.>>THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY, ARE PRESENT.>>YES.>>FOR SURE, AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE READY FOR IT.>>SO WHEN YOU HAVE A THURSDAY NIGHT GAME, AND YOU HAVE A SATURDAY WHERE YOU AREN’T PLAYING AND YOUR OPPONENT IS. ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON, ARE YOU THE KIND OF GUY THAT WILL SETTLE IN AT HOME AND TRY TO WATCH? OR ARE YOU AT THE OFFICE?>>I SPENT PLENTY OF TIME WATCHING FILMING THIS WEEKEND.>>DID YOU SEE THE GAME LIVE.>>I DID NOT WATCH IT LIVE. I WATCHED PARTS OF IT. TRYING TO GET A JUMP ON WHAT I WOULD NORMALLY DO ON THIS PARTICULAR WEEKEND. BUT I WATCHED THE FULL GAME.>>NOW THAT YOU SEEN IMPRESSIONS OF THE OPENER?>>I THINK JUST LIKE US, A TEAM THAT YOU LOOK BACK AND SAY I AM SURE THEIR COACHES ARE SAYING THE SAME THING WE ARE. THEY ARE A VERY CAPABLE TEAM. THEY HAVE A LOT OF PLAYERS THERE WHO ARE A LOT OF OTHER SCHOOLED COVETED. AND A GOOD COACH, SO WILL IT BE A GOOD CHALLENGE.>>YOU HAVE TWO TEAMS IT IS A REBOUND WEEK FOR BOTH. AND IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME. A LOT HAPPENED FOR BYU BACK IN 95, AND FOR TENNESSEE IT WAS 1990 IT A. SO 0-2 IS NOT A REAL THIN. I GUESS A LOT RIDING ON WEEK TWO ALREADY.>>YES. AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL THERE’S A LOT RIDING ON EVERY SATURDAY. OVER GAME IS BIG, AND EVERY GAME IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PROVE YOURSELF. SO HONESTLY AS COACHES AND HOPEFULLY AS A TEAM, WE TRY TO REMOVE OURSELVES, AND JUST FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND. THAT’S GETTING READY FOR TENNESSEE DEFENSE.>>DIGGING UP 30 IT A POINTS. WHAT DO YOU SEE FROM THE D BEING COACHED FROM A FIRST YEAR COORDINATOR IN DERRICK?>>YES, A DEFENSE THAT DOES A LOT. A LOT OF COVERAGES AND CONFUSE QUARTERBACKS, A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT ARE JUST A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THEY DID LAST YEAR, BUT THE HEAD COACH, AND HE IS A GUY THAT SPENT HIS EARLY YEARS WITH NICK SCENEN AND LEARNED THE DEFENSE FROM THE BEST. AND IT IS A SIMILAR SYSTEM, ONE THAT ATTENS TO GET THEMSELVES IN THE RIGHT CATEGORIES VERSES THE RIGHT FORMATION, THE RIGHT GROUP. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR HISTORY WITH THE TEAMS YO HAVE GONE IN WITH.>>WE WON, AND WENT THERE ONCE WITH L. S.U. AND WON.>>SO YOU ARE HOPING TO KEEP THIS THING ROLLING HERE AND MAKE IT 3-0.>>ABSOLUTELY. BUT AS I ALLUDED TO EARLIER, NONE OF THAT MATTERS. SO WILL IT BE THIS SATURDAY.>>KEVIN STEEL THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR IS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE. AND HE WAS AT LSU AS THE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR WHEN I WAS THERE FOR A YEAR. THE OFFENSIVE LINE COACH, J.B. GRIME WAS A GUY THAT I ASSISTED FOR.>>NO RELATION.>>NO. CODY BURNS IS ON THE STAFF. HE WAS ONE OF THE PLAYERS ON THE NATIONAL TEAM. YEAH, THERE ARE SEVERAL GUYS ON THAT STAFF THAT I KNOW FAIRLY WELL.>>QUICK TANGENT, THE RESULTS ON THE WEEKEND, DID YOU WATCH THAT AT ALL?>>I DID WATCH THAT. AND THEY MADE SOME PLAYS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, AND FOUND A WAY TO GET THE WIN.>>CAM NEWTON CELEBRATING WITH A LITTLE KID MAKE BOOED KNICKS BACK ON THE NATIONAL CHAMPION YEAR.>>YEAH.>>AND THERE HE IS.>>I KNOW HIS DAD PATRICK, AND I KNOW THE FAMILY FAIRLY WELL. AND REALLY HAPPY FOR THEM, GREAT PEOPLE.>>HIGHWAY DO YOU PREPARE TO PLAY A TEAM THAT IS ANGRY AND EMBARRASSED.>>THE ONLY THING I HAVE TRIED TO DO IS HELP THEM REALIZE THAT YOU DON’T ALWAYS SEE THE SAME TEAM THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY FROM WHAT YOU SAW ON FILL TESTIMONY PREVIOUS WEEK. AND SO JURY BECAUSE GEORGIA STATE WAS ABLE TO DO CERTAIN THINGS DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT WILL JUST HAPPEN BEES SOILY THIS COMING WEEK. SO I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS MORE FOR OUR PLAYERS TO SHOW UP, AND PLAY A TEAM THAT WE KNOW WILL BE MOTIVATED.>>WHAT DID YOU GET FROM YOUR PLAYERS WHEN YOU MET TOT AS GROUPS TO PUT WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK BEHIND YOU AND MOVE AHEAD?>>DISAPPOINTMENT. FRUSTRATION. AND I GAVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR IDENTITY AS AN OFFENSE, AND ONE THING THAT WE REALLY TRY TO EMPHASIZE AS A TEAM, AND IN OUR CULTURE, SOMETHING THAT KILANI PREACHES AND THAT IS THAT EXECUTION AND STRATEGY. THAT HAS TO BE HOW WE WIN. SO ONE THING WE TALKED ABOUT, WAS HOW WE MAKE THAT A PART OF WHO WE ARE ON A CASELY BASIS. IF WE EXPECT TO NOT HAVE FALSE START WHICH IS WE HAD ONE IN A CRITICAL THIRD AND ONE THE OTHER NIGHT.>>SO TO HAVE THOSE WE CAN’T HAVE THEM IN PRACTICE.>>YOU HAVE PRACTICED SINCE ONE OR TWO TIMES ALREADY?>>NO, WE WILL PRACTICE TODAY.>>TODAY WILL BE YOUR FIRST TIME BACK.>>YEAH.>>AND WE ARE ET MOOING SO MANY DAYS AFTER THE UTAH GAME, THAT IN A LOT OF WAYS YOU HAVE ALREADY MOVED ON?>>OTHER THAN THIS CONVERSATION RIGHT HERE, WOE ARE ALREADY MOVED ON.>>GOOD LUCK IN WEEKEND IN KNOXVILLE, AND WE WILL TALK TO YOU SOON.>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.>>Greg: BYU-TV GETS YOU READY FOR THE COUGARS AND TENNESSEE. SATURDAY AT 6:00 EASTERN, THE GAME ON ESPN AND BYU RADIO WITH BYU-TV RETURNING THE FOR POST GAME COVERAGE. COMING UP SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR JOINING US, LIVE FROM STUDIO C, RIGHT HERE ON BYU-TV.>>THE KICK BY JAKE IS ON ITS WAY, AND IT IS TWO FOR THREE. YOU ARE IN THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER.” AND THE KICK OFF THE SECOND HALF HOUR OF OUR SHOW. COACH LAMB EIGHT MONTHS OF UTAH TALK IS BEHIND US. WE ARE GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME TO LOOK BACK AT ON WHAT HAPPENED LAST THURSDAY. WE CALL THEM TAKE AWAYS. I WAS TALKING WITH COACH GRIMES AFTER THE GAME, AND HE IS HEMENTING THE TURNOVERS. AND THE DEFENSE HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT, AND WE DIDN’T GET ANY.>>FOUR OF THE NINE UTAH HAS BEEN TURNOVER THREE. YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM CREDIT.>>GIVE THEM CREDIT COMING INTO THE GAME. SPILL THE MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT I FOOL LIKE WE HAVE THE PLAYERS TO WIN THAT GAME. THERE’S A LOT OF DISAPPOINTMENT IN THAT.>>AT ALL NBA SEVEN OF THE NINE, SO IT IS HARD.>>YES. AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE OBVIOUSLY COULD ADDRESS WITH OUR TAKE AWAYS AND THEN LATE IN THE GAME, I FELT LIKE DEFENSIVELY WE WERE DEMORALIZED AND DIDN’T PLAY WITH A LOT OF PRIDE THERE DOWN THE STRETCH. AND THEN THE PLAYERS NEED TO RESPOND, AND AGAIN, IT IS AROUND. BECAUSE IT FEATURE AS FOURTH DOWN PLAY THAT ENDS UP BEING A TURNOVER ON DOWN. NOT A TRUE TURNOVER, IT IS 40 AND FOUR. OBVIOUSLY THE PRESUMPTION IS YOU GO FOR IT. AND IT IS A LONG LONG FIELD GOAL. WAS THERE EVEN A HINT OF CONSIDERATION AT TRYING FROM THERE?>>NO, NOT FROM THAT SPOT. AS YOU SAID, OR GO FORWARD ON OFFENSE AND I JUST THOUGHT THE COACH AT THAT MOMENT, THAT WAS THE RIGHT DESIS FOR THAT MOMENT.>>WE WOULD LIKE TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE OUR OFFENSES IS — EXECUTING DRIVES INTO THE END ZONE, AND KEMPING P. AMOUNTT.S AND THEN TO STRETCH THAT SCORING AREA, WHEN NECESSARY. THAT’S WHERE A FIELD GOAL KICKER CAN REALLY BE A WEAPON. BUT AS IT IS, WE HUNG IN THERE FOR A WHILE. BECAUSE HE DID EBBS CUTE THE ONES THAT WE SHOULD LIKE TO EXECUTE.>>RIGHT, HE WAS 2 FOR 2 AS WAS THE CASE LAST NOVEMBER. THINGS GET AWAY IN THE SECOND HALF. REALLY IN BOTH GAMES NOVEMBER AND NOW, PRETTY GOOD FIRST HALF, AND THE SECOND HALF, THINGS GET AWAY, UTAH SCORES 21 STRAIT, OF THE THREE TOUCH DOWN DRIVES THAT ONLY ONE WAS A FULL FIELD EFFORT. THERE WAS A PICK 6, AND A SHORT FIELD AFTER A FUMBLE. SO THEY WERE TAKING AWAY, AND PUTTING THINS AWAY CHAMPIONLY AT THAT POINT.>>YEAH. AND THAT’S A GOOD CHALLENGE FOR OUR DEFENSE. I DON’T THINK THAT DEFENSIVELY OUR GUYS ARE DEMORALIZED ABOUT WHO THEY WERE. BUT I THINK WE WERE DEMORALIZED ABOUT HOW WE WERE PLAYING. I THINK THEY HAVE CONFIDENCE MOVING FORWARD THAT THEY CAN BE A STRONG DEFENSIVE UNIT, AND REALLY THE DISAPPOINTMENT IS THAT WE COULDN’T GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE WERE WINNING A ONE SCORE GAME. IF IT CAN BECOME THAT, WHERE THERE’S JUST ONE MEANINGFUL DRIVE IN THE FIRST THREE-QUARTERS, WE NEEDED TO STOP THEM ON THAT ONE TIME AS WELL. THAT’S SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO DEFENSIVELY.>>YEAH, ANY TIME WE HAVE GOTTEN THOSE ON DEFENSE, WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A LOT TO DO WITH FORCES TURNOVERS, PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE QUARTERBACK. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, THE STATISTICS SHOW WHEN TEAMS ARE BEHIND, THEY PRESS A LITTLE BIT MORE. AND WE — WE ALLOWED OURSELVES TO GET BEHIND, SO WE START TO PRESS MORE ON OFFENSE. AND IF A DEFENSE IS SOLID, AND CREATES PRESSURE, IN THOSE SITUATIONS THAT’S WHEN THE TURNOVERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR.>>SO THERE WILL BE A CUMULATIVE EFFECT MAYBE WHEN SO MANY LOSSES HAPPEN TO ONE PROGRAM. NEXT TIME WE PLAY UTAH IT WILL COME UP. BUT THE IMMEDIATE IMPACTS WHAT YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT RIGHT NOW IS MAKING SURE — AND YOU ARE A FEW DAYS OUT, AND TENNESSEE IS FULL FOCUSED.>>IT IS. I MEAN ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, LOSSES WHETHER IT IS THE UTAH, OR CONSECUTIVE LOSING STREAK O YOU CAN ASK ME ABOUT A SEASON TEN YEAR AGO, LOSSES STICK WITH COACHES AND PLAYERS TOO. AND I THINK AS COACHES WE SO OFTEN FEEL LIGHTNING WE HAVE THE PLAYERS TO WIN. AND IT IS HEARTBREAKING WHEN WE DON’T LEAD THEM TO VICTORY. AND THAT’S CERTAINLY — THAT WON’T BE LEAVING ME ANY TIME SOON. BUT PROFESSIONALLY, I LEARN — FROM WORKING ON MY FATHER’S CONSTRUCTION CREW, WHEN I WAS REALLY YOUNG, LIKE NO MATTER HOW HARD THE PREVIOUS DAY IS, YOU GET UP EARLY, AND YOU GO. AND IN HIS CASE, BEING THE LEADER OUT THERE, IT WAS FOR HIM IT WAS ABOUT SETTING THE TONE. AND SO PROFESSIONALLY, IT IS ALL OPTIMISM MOVING FORWARD. AND ALL ABOUT THE TANK AT HAND, AND THAT IS NOT UTAH.>>IT WAS A WEIRD NIGHT WHEN YOU THROW IN A WEATHER DELAY, AND THEN NOT GETTING THE BALL BACK, AFTER THE DELAY, I WALKED OUT WITH SOMEBODY FROM UTAH THAT SAID IT WAS ADDLY ANTICLIMACTIC. AND IT WAS. BECAUSE USUALLY THEY GO RIGHT DOWN TO THE END, THIS ONE WASN’T THAT WAY. IT FELT VERY DIFFERENT.>>IT DID. THAT THING GOT TOO FAR AWAY FROM US. AND WE WERE NOT ABLE TO BRING THE BOYS OUT WITH ENOUGH FOCUS, DETERMINATION, BELIEF REALLY TO TURN THE GAME WITH EIGHT MINUTES OR SO LEFT.>>OKAY, ON TO THE NEXT GAME, AND TIME FOR A GREAT, WHEN WE COME BACK, COACH LAMB WITH HIS SPECIAL TEAMS BLARE OF THE WEEK, AND STILL TO COME, A TRIP TO TENNESSEE, THIS IS THE CHORD “COORDINATOR’S CORNER.” MORE THAN JUST A MOVE. SIEGFRIED AND JENSEN. SERVING UTAH FAMILIES FOR OVER 25 YEARS. VERSES UTAH SUPER SHORT, BUT THEY WERE INSIDE 40. HE ALSO PUNTED WELL. FIRST PUNT THOUGH WAS RETURNED 40 YARDS BY BRITAIN COVEY. AND THOSE KIND OF RETURNS NOT VERY COMMON SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN OVERSEEING THE UNIT. WHAT DID YOU SEE WHEN YOU BROKE IT DOWN BESIDES BEING TRIPPED FROM BEHIND AND A BLOCK ON THE BACK FROM THE CHAIRS.>>THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THOSE UP. I THOUGHT ON THE PERIMETER WE DIDN’T WIN. THAT WAS THE FIRST THING. JAKE I MADE A DELIBERATED DECISION TO ALLOW HIS PUNTS TO GO A LITTLE BIT FURTHER THAN WHAT I NORMALLY WOULD REQUIRE OUT OF HANG TIME. AND I THINK WE CAN DO THAT. I THINK WE HAVE THE GUYS TO DO THAT ON THE PERIMETER. WE DID NOT WIN ON THAT PUNT, SO CREDIT THEY WERE ABLE TO FIND THE BALL, SCOOP AND IT THEN GET THAT GOING. AND THEN THE COVERAGE FROM THERE, THERE WERE — THERE WAS ONE SCHEMATIC BREAK DOWN IN THAT. AND WHAT I MEAN BY SCHEMATIC, THEY ALL WANT TO WIN AND GET DOWN THE FIELD, BUT THEN THEY NEED TO FIT TOGETHER, AND THE SHAPE BROKE DOWN EARLY AS WELL. AND WE DIDN’T JUST RESPOND WELL. LATER IN THE GAME, I THOUGHT THE GUYS GOT BOATER. WE COMPETED BETTER, BUT I DID NOT PREPARE THEM TO WIN ON THE PERIMETER.>>FOR A SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK, WHERE DID YOU GO IN UTAH GAME?>>NORMALLY WE WOULD TRY TO SELECT A DIFFERENT SPECIAL TEAMS AND DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME. AND TRY TO SPREAD THE AWARDS AROUND A LITTLE BIT. BUT HE WAS A REALLY NICE CLIP RIGHT HERE OF HIM WINNING ON THE PERIMETER. AND THEN GETTING GREAT FIELD POSITION FOR US. HE PLAYED FANTASTIC ON DEFENSE AS WELL. BUT THE MAIN THING HE GIVES TO SPECIAL TEAMS IS HE REFUSES TO COME OFF THE SPECIAL TEAMS. FIVE LOT OF TIMES WHEN HE REACHES A CERTAIN LEVEL OF CONSIDER STARDOM, OR IMPORTANCE.>>DEFENSE, EXACTLY, THEY — SOMETIMES THE WAY THEY SEE THEMSELVES ON SPECIAL TEAM THE DIMINISHED. AND THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT LIMITING THE REPS AND PARTICULARLY THE TOUGH PHYSICAL UNITS LINE PUNT COVERAGE AND KICK OFF COVERAGE. AND HE REFUSES, BASICALLY. HE AND I WILL GET INTO A FIGHT IF I TAKE HIM OFF THE PUNT COVERAGE. THAT IS SO IMPORTANT TO HIM. AND THAT FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW HAS TRANSCENDED THERE TURNOVER MARGIN WHOLE SPECIAL TEAMS UNIT. S PERSONALLY THE COVERAGE GUYS. THERE’S A CERTAIN LEVEL OF PRIDE, COMMITMENT, AND I EXPECT OUR PUNT COVERAGE WILL COME BACK STRONG. THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.>>WELL, DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR OWE ON TODAY’S SHOW, BUT YOU HAVE SOME DEFENSIVE OVERSIGHT. YOU CAN TALK — HE IS DOING DOUBLE DUTY, YOU HAVE HIM AS A DEFENSIVE PLAYER AS A WEEK AS WELL.>>YEAH, HE WAS FANTASTIC. THE RUN SUPPORT, HIS TACKLING, COVERAGE. AGAIN JUST WHAT HE BRINGS. JUST HIS APPROACH TO THE GAME EFFECTS EVERYBODY. HE CAN BE COACHED HARD. WITH A SMILE. HE IS HARD ON HIMSELF. BUT HE ALWAYS OUT THERE. IF YOU ARE MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY MOMENT. AND WE NEED THAT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW. ALL OF US ARE — IT IS PART OF OUR PHYSICAL NATURE RIGHT NOW AFTER A LOSS TO BE DOWN, AND HAVE TO RALLY OURSELVES AND HE DOES THAT BETTER THAN ANYBODY.>>WEIRD NUMBER. LAST YEAR BYU HAD TWO FACE MACK PENALTIES FOR THE YEAR. AND THEY END UP WITH THREE AGAINST UTAH.>>YEAH, AND — YOU KNOW AS COACHES WE USUALLY SEPARATE THOSE INTO THOSE THAT ARE — THAT WERE COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY. AND ILL ADVISED AND THOSE THAT ARE MORE OF A TACKLING EFFORT. AND I THINK OUR FACE MASK AND THOSE SITUATIONS WERE IN ANY WAY A NATURAL TACKLING EFFORT. SO WE HAVE TO DO –>>MORE OBNOXIOUS THAN EGREGIOUS.>>YET IT WAS UNNATURAL. FOR OUR GUY, AND SO WE HAVE TO DO A BETTER JOB OF TRAINING HIM WHAT HAPPEN. WHAT THE OFFICIALS ARE USUALLY WORKING FOR WHEN THERE’S A GRAY AREA, WHETHER OR NOT THEY SHOULD CALL SOMETHING, IS THE FOOTBALL PLAYER DOING A NATURAL TECHNIQUE, OR A NATURAL RESPONSE TO THAT SITUATIONS. AND SO THERE’S TIMES TO BLOCK, AND THERE’S TIMES TO TACKLE AND SHED BLOCKS. AND JUST — YOU MOW PUTTING YOUR HAND ON A FACE MASK OF THE OPPONENT IN A NONCRITICAL SITUATIONS, IT IS JUST NOT SMART. IT WAS ANT SMART MOVE THERE.>>OUTSIDE BACKERS, AND INSIDE BACKER. SHARED THE GAME LEAD AND TACKLES. ISIAH AND JACKSON, WERE ALSO HIGH ON THE TACKLE LIST. H LINEBACKERS ACCOUNT FOR BOTH OF THE T.B.U.S AND HAD 1 1/2 FOR A LOSS ON THE NIGHT.>>YES, I THOUGHT IT WAS A MIXED BACK AT THE LINEBACKER SPOT FROM A GROUP. YOU DON’T WANT TO PUT TOO MUCH EMPHASIS INTO WHETHER THE LINEBACKER LED THE TEAM IN TACKLES. THAT’S GENERALLY HOW THE DEFENSE IS DESIGNED. AND SOMETIMES IT IS JUST A PRODUCT OF DOING YOUR JOB. AND THEN I’D LIKE TO SEE OUR GUYS AT THE LINEBACKER SPOT. WE HAD A FEW TIMES ARE WE DIDN’T RESPOND WELL TO RUN READS AND WE ARE PLAYING SOFT IN THE PASS GAME. AND THAN WE HAD TOO MANY MISS TACKLES AND OUR THOUGHT OUR LINEBACKERS WERE RIGHT IN THERE WITH THAT GROUP.>>UTAH HAD ONLY NINE OFFENSIVE POSSESSION ON THE NIGHT. IT’S A LOW NUMBER. OF COURSE THE PICK SIXES PLAY INTO THAT. THREE OF THE DRIVES LASTED 11 OR MORE, AND BYU HAD NO DEFENSIVE THREE AND OUT. AND THEN THE GAME ENDS WITH THEM HOLDING THE BALL TO END THE GAME. THAT WAS THE THE LAY AS WELL. DISAPPOINTING PROBABLY TO NOT GET IT BACK AT LEAST ON OFFENSE ONE TIME AFTER THE DELAY.>>YES, SUPER DISAPPOINTING. AND A BIG PART OF THAT WAS THAT WE WERE DEMORALIZED AND LACKED BELIEF IN THAT MOMENT. AND THAT COMES BACK TO US AS COACHES. WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE SURE OUR PLAYERS UNDERSTAND THAT SITUATIONS. AND WE PLAY FOR — WE PLAY FOR THE SNAP. WE PLAY TO WIN THE SNAP. AND EVEN IF WINNING IS UNREALISTIC, NUMBER ONE WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT UNREALISTIC IS, SO WE HAVE TO KEEP PLAYING. BUT IN THAT MOMENT, WE SHOULD HAVE LOOKED TO FIND PLAYERS WHETHER THEY WERE ON THE BENCH, OR DO A BETTER JOB OF MOTIVATES SO WE CAN GET THE BALL BACK, AND PLAY THE GAME OUT FOR THE WORTH OF PLAYING IT OUT.>>WHAT WERE YOU TOLD ABOUT THE LENGTH OF THE DELAY, HOW LONG IT MAY LAST. WAS THERE A RESET DURING THE DELAY?>>MOST TEAMS IN THIS AREA OF THE COUNTRY, ARE PRETTY USED TO LIGHTNING DELAYS. AND SO WE WERE AWARE RIGHT AWAY THAT ONCE LIGHTNING STRIKES WITHIN THE VICINITY, THAT THE GAME IS CALLED THEN WE ARE LOOKING AT A MINIMUM OF HALF AN HOUR. SO THAT WAS BEING COMMUNICATED AMONG THE STAFF RIGHT AWAY. OUR TRAINS LARS WERE ON IT. AND THEN TOM HALL IS ALSO NOTIFIED BY THE OFFICIALS. AND SO I WOULD SAY WITHIN FIVE MINUTES EVERYBODY KNEW THAT WE WERE GOING TO PREPARE FOR ABOUT HALF AN HOUR AT BEST.>>ENDED UP BEING CLOSER TO AN HOUR AT THE END. WHAT ARE TYPICAL ACTIVITIES IN THE LOCKER ROOM IN A GAME LIKE THURSDAY?>>IT IS MY FIRST TIME IN A GAME. IT HAPPENS IN PRACTICE ALL THE TIME. IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY, AND A LOT OF TIMES WE CAN JUST GO IN THE INDOOR FACILITY IF IT ISN’T BEING USED. BUT IN THE GAME, WHAT — INITIALLY WE THOUGHT WE WOULD TREAT IT LIKE AN EX-THAT HALF TIME. SO WE MET, TALKED ABOUT WHAT WE COULD DO, AND USUALLY WE ARE TALK ABOUT MOTIVATION, PERSONNEL, AND TACTICS. AND SO WE TALKED ABOUT THAT, AND THEN BROKE BACK INTO OUR POSITION GROUPS AND UNIS. AND DISCUSSED WHAT WE NEEDED TO DO AT THE POINT WHERE WE COULD GO BACK OUT. IT WAS A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO BE DOWN BY THAT MUCH IN THE SCORE AND NOT HAVE A RUNNING CLOCK. TYPICALLY ON A HALF TIME THE PLAYERS CAN LOOK UP AND SEE FOR EXAMPLE THERE’S 6:30 UNTIL WE LEAF THE LOCKER ROOM. IT — THAT WASN’T AVAILABLE TO US, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A CHALLENGE THAT WE DIDN’T RISE TO THE OKAYS AND COME OUT AND PLAY HARD.>>ALL RIGHT, IT IS BREAK TIME, AND THE FANS BYU DAILY COUGAR SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY IS SPORTS MAYS. THAT’S NOON EASTERN TIME, ON BYU-TV. COMING UP IN OUR FINAL SEGMENT. FIVE LOOK AHEAD TO TENNESSEE AND WE GO TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR QUESTIONS FROM COUGARS NATION. WE ARE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE BURGER BOYS. BACK WITH MORE AFTER>>WE ARE BACK ON THE “COORDINATOR’S CORNER.” VISITING WITH ED LAMB, AND SATURDAY IN KNOXVILLE, BYU VERSES TENNESSEE. FIRST EVER MEETING BETWEEN THESE TWO, ONE OF WHICH WILL BE 0-TO TO START THE YEAR. AS TOUGH AS BYU’S LOSS TO UTAH WAS, TENNESSEE ARGUABLY HAD IT TOUGHER LOSING AT HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 36 YEARS AND LOSING TO A NONT FIVE PROGRAM. THE TEAM PICKED TO FINISH LAST IN THE SUNBELT, GEORGIA STATE BEAT THE INVOLVES AT MELAND, AND COACH LAMB, PRETTY COMFORTABLE. BUT GEORGIA STATE HAS THAT GAME IN HAND?>>THEY DID. IT WAS A GAME WE WATCHED LIVE, AND ALSO WON’T BACK AND WATCHED THE VIDEO, AND GEORGIA STATE MATCHED UP WELL. IT IS A STRONG TEEM, AND JUST THE THE THING THAT WE ALL CAN GET IN THE HABIT OF DOING. MAYBE CAUGHT TENNESSEE THINKING THEY WERE PLAYING THE 2018 VERSE OF GEORGIA STATE.>>>>WE TRY NOT TO GET INTO THE PSYCHE OF THE OPPONENT. WOE HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF DYNAMICS ARE AT PLAY RIGHT NOW. AND WITHIN THEIR TEAM, SO WE JUST STAY OUT OF THAT AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE AS PREPARED TO PLAY AS WE CAN BE.>>IT IS AN INTERESTING DYNAMIC. TOUGH TO SAY WHO QUOTE UNQUOTE NEEDS IT MORE. EVERY WEEK YOU NEED IT. THE TOUGHER TASK, MAYBE BECAUSE BECAUSE YOU ARE TRAVELING, IT IS HEAT, HUMIDITY, MAYBE A LITTLE MORE AGAINST YOU IN THAT RESPECT. BUT BOTH TEAMS ARE LIKE WE HAVE TO GET BETTER.>>I THINK SO. THAT WE CAN COUNT ON AS A PROGRAM WITH A PROUD HISTORY, AS BYU. WE ARE THE HISTORY OF MANY OF US HAVE PERSONAL PRIDE IN, AND AS PART OF OUR PERSONAL HISTORY, AND IT IS A STEWARDSHIP WE TAKE VERY SERIOUS. SO THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY, OUR FIRST OPPORTUNITY HERE FOR REDEMPTION OVER COMING OFF A LOSS.>>JUST A BIT ABOUT HOW MUCH WAS PUT INTO THE UTAH GAME. MEANING IT WAS AN ENTIRE OFF SEASON. IT IS AGO HOSPITALS YOU CAN TALK ABOUT UTAH YOU CAN SAY UTAH AND HAVE IT MEAN SOMETHING. AS MUCH TIME WENT INTO IT, AS QUICKLY AS IT HAS TO BE PUSHED ASIDE.>>HUGE CHALLENGE. OUR GUYS STARTED PRACTICE FOUR MINUTES AGO. AND I WILL JOIN THEM HERE IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES. THEY ARE MOSTLY STRETCHING RIGHT NOW. AND WE WILL FIND OUT. IT WILL BE CLEAR. IT IS — THEIR ATTENTION IN MEETING, THEIR ATTENTION TO DETAIL AT PRACTICE. THEIR LEVEL OF ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM. AND IT IS REALLY CLEAR I THINK ANY TIME A TEAM IS NOT BOUNCING BACK. AND THE STRATEGIES OR MOTIVATIONAL TECHNIQUES TO BRING THEM BACK. THAT’S OUR CHALLENGE, WE WILL HAVE TO JUST FIND OUT WHAT THAT CHALLENGE IS MINUTE BY MINUTE.>>ALL RIGHT, DID YOU MEET AS A TEAM THEN THIS MORNING?>>WE HAVE. WE HAD OUR POST GAME MEETING ON FRIDAY, AND REVIEWED THE PREVIOUS GAME, AND THEN TODAY IS ALL ABOUT MOVING FORWARD. AND THE ONLY TIME WE MAYBE WOULD ALLUDE TO LAST WIER IS A SPECIAL CHALLENGE TO THE PUNT TEAM THIS WEEK TO GET OFF BLOCKS ON THE PERIMETER. AND COVER LIKE WE — I KNOW THAT WE CAN. AND WE HAVE. AND SO THAT WOULD JUST BE ONE EXAMPLE OF WHY WE MIGHT ALLUDE TO A PREVIOUS PERFORMANCE.>>A BIT MORE ABOUT TENNESSEE. A NEW OFFENSIVE DOORED MAY TOR. HIS SEND STINT IN KNOXVILLE. HIS OFFENSE NOT SUPER SHARP. THEY HAVE THREE TURNOVERS AND TWO OF THEM COST A TOUCH DOWN.>>IT IS. A LITTLE BIT OL’ EARLY SEASON FOLEY FOR THEM. AND LIKE FOR US AS WELL. AND THAT CAN JUST HAPPEN. HOPEFULLY THAT I THINK THE COLLAGE FOR COACHES AND TEAMS MOVING FORWARD IS JUST TO IMPROVE. EACH WEEK TO THE POINT WHERE FORCING THE DEFENSE TO MAKE TAKE AWAYS MORE THAN GIVING THE BALL AWAY. SO HOPEFULLY WE WILL IMPROVE ON DEFENSE TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN GET TAKE AWAYS AND I AM SURE TENNESSEE WILL IMPROVE ON OFFENSE.>>TALK TO COACH GRIMES ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, AND HE HAS BEEN A WINNER WITH SOME TEAMS IN THE PAST. HAVE YOU HAD AN EXPOSURE?>>I HAVE NOT. NEVER BEEN TO THAT STADIUM. I AM EXCITED ABOUT IT. TWO HISTORY OF IT, AND COMPETING AGAINST A GREAT PROGRAM. IT IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE ALL WANT TO PLAY AND COACH AT THE VERY HIGHEST LEVEL WE CAN.>>AND IN A LOT OF WAYS WITH REIN A SIMILAR SPOT THAT WE WERE AFTER THE CAL GAME. LOOSE THE HOME OPENER, GOING ON THE ROAD TO A TOUGH TEAM, ALL THAT PLAYED TOGETHER AND YOU COME ONE A BIG WIN.>>I THINK SO. AND THEN THE CHALLENGE BECOMES RESPONDING TO THE ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS. AND I THOUGHT THAT WE DIDN’T DO THAT AS WELL AS WE COULD LAST YEAR. AND HOPEFULLY THE COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF OUR TEAM THIS YEAR WOULD HANDLE A VICTORY THIS WEEKEND BETTER. BUT FIRST THING IS JUST PREPARING AND GOING IN AND COMPETING FOR THAT VICTORY.>>SOCIAL MEDIA QUESTION FROM TWITTER. COACHES OFTEN SAY THAT A PLAYER ISN’T DEFINED, BUT YET CRITICAL PLAYS MATTER MORE. HE ASKED HOW DO YOU BALANCE THAT AS A COACHING STAFF SO PLAYERS FEEL THE WEIGHT, BUT NOT OVERBURDENED BE I THE WAIT.>>WELL, I’D SAY THE IN ONE SENSE IT IS EASY. I THINK THEY CAN RESULT TO THE MESSAGE OF ANY PLAY.>>IT COULD BE THE CRITICAL ONE, BUT WE LOOK BACK AND WANT TO FOCUS MORE ON TECHNIQUE. DEFENSIVELY THIS WEEK, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE AREN’T FEELING LIKE THE DEFENSIVE GUYS HAVE REALLY — YOU HEAR THIS PHRASE SOMETIMES WELL, SO AND SO PLAYS WELL ENOUGH TO WIN. OR THE OFFENSE PLAYS WELL ENOUGH TO WIN, IS THAT KIND OF TALK RIGHT THERE TO ANYBODY THAT IS ACTUALLY IN A TEAM SPORT THAT YOU DON’T PAY MUCH ATTENTION TO IT.>>THAT’S GOING TO DO IT FOR THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF THE COORDINATOR’S CORNER. BACK WITH YOU RIGHT HERE IN STUDIO C., ON BYU-TV. SO LONG.

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