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Terps DC Stewart says BC RB Williams gets stronger as game goes on

Posted on 20 November 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley

On quarterback C.J. Brown’s health and the offense:

“Obviously, what we do on offense and what we ask of our quarterback, especially C.J., we try to build it around the skill set. Early on, he showed his ability to make plays both with his arms and his legs. There’s no doubt he’s been banged up since the West Virginia game and there’s no doubt that I agree with him that he’s as healthy as I saw him last week. Coming out of the bye week, he was just a little rusty, not having played a lot. But we put the challenge on him that he needed to go out and make big plays and he stepped up for us.”

 

On quarterback C.J. Brown’s chemistry with the wide receivers:

“It’s coming along. He’s thrown to all those guys through the course of the season and in practice. So that part of the chemistry is there, it’s just more of him being healthy and being able to get the reps.”

 

On if he had ever coached a 2,000-yard running back like Boston College’s Andre Williams:

“I was pretty close with LaMont Jordan in [1999], but that kid is a good running back, one of the better running backs in the nation.“

 

On facing former defensive coordinator Don Brown:

“I would say that we have a bunch of guys that have been here throughout the course of Don being here. Luckily, we faced them last year at UConn, so we’re pretty familiar with him. He does a great job defensively, and has been one of the top coordinators; I know he’s well respected in this building so, we’ll have our work cut out for us but we’re up to the challenge.”

 

On Boston College defensive coordinator Don Brown’s style:

“Well, he doesn’t have a conscience when he brings it, where he brings it, and how he brings it. For him, it’s very organized in his mind, but for an offense with new parts all over the place it’s a matter of trying to figure out where it’s coming from and getting it picked up in a running game and a passing game.”

 

Defensive Coordinator Brian Stewart

On Boston College running back Andre Williams:

“He a big back; runs hard. Runs hard late in the game. He is very impressive. You don’t run for 1,010 yards and not be good. We just have to get all 11 guys, all 11 hats to the ball.”

 

On what he has seen on film from Boston College running back Andre Williams:

“He wears you out. If you look at tape, you see that the same guys tackling him early are the same guys missing and getting ran over late. He just gets stronger as the game goes on and you get tired hitting a big body.”

 

On the confidence amongst the players following the win at Virginia Tech:

“Any time you get a big win, especially when you get a big win against a team that you know some of the guys on the other team, you get excited. I still think that we still have to play and stay excited for the next game and that’s what they are; they are excited to have the opportunity to play against Boston College.”

 

On if he enjoyed the trip back to College Park following Saturday’s win:

“I was pretty excited. It was about time we get a good plane ride back. I was excited, as soon as I got comfortable in my seat I started thinking about Boston College. I looked up the score and tried to see what Williams did; he had a great day, one of his best days.”

 

On Boston College’s offense:

“I think Alex Amidon is a good receiver. He’s solid coming in and out of breaks, attacking the ball in the air. He’s getting wide open now because everybody is in the box trying to stop the run. Chase Rettig, I always thought that Chase was a good quarterback. We’re looking at a guy that had a different coordinator every year. So, that poor guy can’t get a system down, he’s doing a great job of adjusting to whoever is telling him what plays to run. I think he’s a great talent, has a good arm, does a good job escaping and he must be a smart kid because he’s gone through three coordinators and he’s still the starter.”

– Maryland –

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Edsall says stopping RB Williams key to beating Boston College

Posted on 19 November 2013 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

Head Coach Randy Edsall

Opening Statement:

“There is no secret to what we’ve got to do this upcoming week against Boston College. We need to stop the run and Andre Williams, who is just an outstanding player. He’s got outstanding speed and is very powerful. He is in front of a big offensive line. They run the ball extremely well and use their play action game off the running game, so we got our hands full there. Also their defense brings a lot of different pressures and looks to you, so we just have to have a great week of preparation and focus. We need to concentrate to give ourselves an opportunity to win on Saturday.”

 

On Boston College running back Andre Williams:

“He’s carried it 43 times last week and he’s running strong at the end of the game as well as in the beginning. He’s a very good back and has got the ability to bend and run you over. You’re not going to wrap your arms around this guy. You’ve got to put your shoulder into him and run your feet. You need more than one person there. He’s very impressive on tape. He’s having a heck of a year and should be mentioned for all of the awards that are out there, in terms of All-American, Doak Walker, Heisman and all of the other things included.”

 

On play of the offensive line and defensive line against Virginia Tech:

“I thought the offensive line did a good job of helping us win and doing the things that we needed to do. I would expect that they would be a little bit better this week, as all five of them will be playing together again. There are things that we did well and other things that we need to work on and get better at. We will this week. I thought our defensive line really stepped it up. Anytime that you have seven sacks in a game, you’re doing pretty well. You are holding a team that has really been noted to run the ball and hold them to [54] yards rushing. I think they did a good job as well as the linebackers, the front seven. We’re going to need that kind of effort and intensity again this week. We have a stiffer challenge this week in terms of the run game.”

 

On quarterback C.J. Brown running effectively against Virginia Tech:

“I think that C.J. was the healthiest he’s been since the Florida State game and again, you talk about confidence, he had more confidence in his own ability to be able to run and do the things that he knows he’s capable of doing. I think that’s always a big part because the last stretch of games, when I talked to him he just felt like he couldn’t have that burst and couldn’t have that explosion that he normally has. If you don’t feel that then your confidence doesn’t allow you to do those things and I think it’s tough. He had that feeling back in his body, his legs and everything else. There were just some things that happened there early in the game that in terms of what they were doing, I went up to him early there, probably in the first quarter, and I said ‘Hey, don’t hesitate now to just take off with the ball when you go back there.’ Because they were playing man coverage and they were empty in the box and it was opening things up so being the smart guy that he is, he dropped back and he would see what was taking place and knew that he might take a quick look to his first read and if it wasn’t there, it opened up and went. I think that’s just a smart thing to do because if they’re going to give you that what’s the difference if you can throw it for five [yards] or if you can run it for 25 or whatever, your still gaining yardage. If you drive him out of that, then it creates other opportunities for everybody else. So it’s just doing the things, observing what people are doing and trying to take advantage of what they’re doing is what gives your team the best opportunity to win and C.J. did a great job with that.”

 

On the emotion of Senior Day:

“I think anytime its Senior Day it’s always a special day for those young men and really for the program, but especially for those young men for the last time to come out of the locker room and come out here and play at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium is very touching and everybody wants to do their part to send their seniors out victorious. It’s a bunch of guys that are good guys, that are hard workers, and guys that have given a lot to this program and to this university and we’re thankful for that. I really believe they’ll all be very successful in what they do and you’re proud of each and every one of them.”

 

– Maryland –

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