From Call the Coach Show

September 23rd, 2009

Couple of notes from Greg McMackin’s radio show on 1420.

>> Defensive end John Fonoti told McMackin he will be ready to play at LaTech a week from today (Wednesday).

>> McMackin has given freshman linebacker George Daily-Lyles  the option of playing instead of taking a redshirt year. He said Daily-Lyles can give the special teams a big boost

“It’s up to him, but I think he can help us win.”

>> McMackin admitted that jamming the UNLV receiver on the line on the last tourchdown might have been the way to go.

“Don’t get me wrong. I like our corners. But they’re young and they’ve got to learn the game.”

McMackin said he is considering putting wide receiver Royce Pollard in as a safety in third-down situations, as well as using two other receivers, Greg Salas and Rodney Bradley, to jam opposing receivers at the line in certain situations.

–By Dave Reardon

9 Responses to “From Call the Coach Show”

  1. Paco:

    hmm…using receivers as DBs in certain situations doesn’t seem like a vote of confidence now does it.

  2. letsgowarriors:

    mack please tell me youre just trying to please the idiotic fans with the idea that you will play WRs at corner. the problem is that you only brought 4 on the pass rush on that play. you said you didnt want to double cover wolfe on that play, yet he drew FOUR defenders which is why tank was left on an island with payne. stop trying to pawn off the blame to your players. you made the wrong call and should have brought more then 4 guys like you usually do in these situations.

  3. green tea:

    I think thats a good idea; the problem will return if not dealt with. If nothing gets done, I think the fans will complain about the coaches inability to adjust. I guess what I’m trying to say “no make the same mistake twice.”

  4. Sickman Fraud:

    Simply put the game shouldn’t have been decided on UNLV’s last drive. This loss falls squarely on the coaching staff.

  5. bleedwarriorgreen:

    What got me was that the same play happened earlier (3rd Qtr?). The Haoles was talking about both of them being #4. What happened to Lametrius Davis. At least he’s 6’0″.

  6. 808 Warrior:

    The game was not lost on UNLV’s last drive. We should have been up 21-0 in the first quarter. The players did not execute in the red zone but thats what happens in football. You make plays, you win the game. You don’t make the plays, you probably will end up losing. That’s the game baby. Everybody shares in the wins and the losses, not just the coaching staff.

  7. 310 Warrior Alum:

    Risking injury to receivers by putting them on defense does not seem like a good idea, considering in the UNLV game you already had Jovonte Taylor hurt and out of the game. You shouldn’t risk receivers like Salas, Bradley and Pilares. There was a problem in the UNLV game because the defense was out on the field so long in the third quarter. We should not have been in that situation.

    Here are the major problems, as seen by the first three games.
    1. Offense is great from 20 to 20 and as anyone knows, any team will give you that. Red zone offense is terrible. I don’t care if you have 1000 yards of offense if it’s between the 20′s and you don’t score. In every game we could have scored at least 14 more points in the first half. What would this do? Defense in the second half becomes a different story. It’ll be more like the Washington State game. The other team’s offense would have to score quickly, rather than control the ball. You have to convert early, to give the defense a break, because your defense would know what’s coming. Prevent defense is a bunch of crock. It just prevents you from wnning.

    2. There is a lack of the running game or the uncertainty. If you on the three yard line with a first down, you should be able to run it up the middle in three plays behind our All-WAC center, Estes.

    3. Taunting calls are uncalled for. Against Washington State it costs us a touchdown and at UNLV it cost us the stop during the long drive in the third quarter. Ridiculous penalties from immature players.

    These are some of the things I’ve seen thus far. As the season goes along, maybe these problems will be cured, but if it doesn’t then it’ll be a long season with losses to Boise State, Fresno State, LA Tech and the like.

  8. dartist:

    Nothing idiotic about being resourceful. Mack is trying to win games. Period.

    May the best Warriors be on the field.

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