We’ll be making a simple post from the weekly press availability by Coach Wilcox, coaches, and players of their press conferences. Also, highlighting any quotes, moments, points that are of interest to the fans.
DL Stanley McKenzie will be out for the remainder of the season (Lower Body Injury).
OLB Kuony Deng is out for the foreseeable future. Hope to have him back at some point this season.
OL Will Craig dinged up early in the game against WSU. Tried to come back in. Worked out with the team yesterday. Considered day-to-day.
WR Nikko Remigio and RB DeCarlos Brooks also considered day-to-day.
ILB Evan Tattersall is cleared to go, was cleared to go last week as well.
Doesn’t blame the fan frustration, he appreciates the fact that they are, expects that, and knows it’s part of the role that he’s in. He knows the only thing he can do is to win games. “The best response is winning games. That’s the ultimate thing we can do for our fans. Winning games.”
On pass rush and effectiveness: Coaches are putting the best personnel they feel can do the best. They arent holding or hiding anybody back. Ultimately it’s 1-on-1 battles that need to be won in some way, shape, or form.
I would highly recommend watching the whole press conference for better context on Coach’s answers to questions regarding performance in the WSU game along with the approach to the bye week.
Honestly the roster isnt that different from 2019. It just goes to show how the main takers and God like linebacker play from Weaver boosted everyone else. The DL has been horrendous, even Cam Goode was struggling and no we have a lack of NG again with Mckenzie down and Maldonado regressing. Man the DL is brutal, and that doesnt even count Bequette who has just been around.
Clearly we can see Tatersall even with the 2019 seasoning isnt up to par, and frankly doesnt help the interpretation of the development of players. Why the coaches moved Elijah Hicks to safety I'll never know and how Chigi Anusiem turned into a bench warmer after almost getting 3 INT's by himself in the Redbox Bowl. Just a lot of confusion with this roster, and thats not even counting the offense, who either runs for 10 yards, passes for 50 yards, gets pressured every other play, or forgets that downfield passing exists as issues that occur weekly.
I also think that Deng is done for the season.