David Nixon on BYUSN 11.05.19

David Nixon on BYUSN 11.05.19


>>And it’s still heavy. Joining us in studio B for our day to day BYU play by play and conversation about the wagon wheel and much more is former NFL linebacker David 96. You ready to take it on the trashy hoopy.>>Weren’t we celebrating a win last time I was on here.>>Maybe you are the forward facing black cat.>>No more blame. Just you.>>David cs is my screen name. It was a cool screen name you could ever.>>It wasn’t the year you were born you know what I mean of the back in the day.>>Did you use Juneau. Remember?>>Juneau? Did you ever use Juneau. Good movie too.>>I don’t know that one.>>Ter /*clear leer>>They get to 4-4. Again, we remind. We all said, BYU is 4-4 out of it. Absolutely we’ll take it.>>This is great. It’s crazy how they got to 4-4. So let’s focus on the fourth victory. David what was the most impressive thing you saw from BYU football against Utah state.>>For me it was a consistent effort start to finish. When BYU went into half time 21-14 I thought they had complete control of the game even though the score is 7 point advantage. But the fact they BYU struggled in the second half and they have flipped the script and scored a lot in the third quarter. 35-0. But, the fact they didn’t put their foot on the gas pedal and just squashed any hopes of Utah state coming back and shut them out. Shut them out in the second half. I think that’s the most impressive party is this team was focussed from the get go. Yes, there are some turnovers they had to overcome. It’s always tough when you’re that close and you smell the end zone to fumble it is tough for a team to overcome. With all the adversity and the injury to Jared at half time to go come out the decisive victory and they left points on the board and in the postgame he said we still left some points out there we should have had. This great effort all around and it the fact they did it on road as well was even more impressive. Which you know, for all 5,000 fans there are there in the game — and>>At the end there were only 5,000>>It could be a tough environment for sure. The fact that BYU took the victory is — tells me a lot about the team and where they’re headed. Because this is a team that just a few weeks ago I think a lot of BYU fans were riding out the season.>>They were ready to say this team wasn’t going to a bowl game.>>They had to one one of the conference games to still go to the goal game. I remember a few week ago saying which ones which game could they win. Boise state top 20 in the country. I mean, Utah state they’re looking good. Probably not.>>It was looking bleak. But BYU rattles off two straight wins. What else could they do. Could they win it out ask get on a streak and go hot and take a big run toward the end of the season.>>Complete credit to the coaches because the same players are playing essentially. And perhaps at quarterback it’s been interesting. Zack Wilson had to play the 4 power tpaoeufz in the row and BYU looses against south Florida because they can’t stop run and then things changed. Are you completely comfortable with that idea if that’s what ha it had to be.>>I’m comfortable with that. He’s coming to show he’s very calm, kaoul and collected. You lookal that Utah state and Boise state too. Nothing rattles them. When you see them coming into the game you literally you just sit there and no emotion on his face and all business and that’s exactly what you want to see out of the quarterback. You want a guy who is all eye and low and you want that guy who can command his offense and he’s done that. Keep in mind, he’s not doing anything extraordinary and he’s not running around and creating tons of plays. He’s doing what the offense has asked him to do. That’s an easy read. Easy throw and easy catch and so these type of plays and like you said, I think you look at this offensive staff and what they have done you come in and execute basically flawlessly.>>The quarterback coach tremendous job. He’s had more of an influence with the play calling and whatnot. Steve Clark called plays and cool do see the collaboration. He’s like, you know what I’m going go down the field and that changed everything. The last two games we feel different about this game and projecting forward in 2020 with a lot of young guys>>There is a position group that improved the most is the offensive line of the you rewind and it was a debacle. I think they had 5, 6 sacks and 8tfl’s — 13 tfl’s something I have never seen in my life and then he goes to the sideline and next you know they rebound against Boise state and Utah state and played great games and great push on the surge and so, credit to him and it was a move that I think Kalani and the rest of the staff said we have to switch things up. Credit to them they did it and players responded and sometimes that’s what it takes. Sometimes it takes some drastic change of that of moving coaches pz around and it kind of wakes the players up as well. Guys finally realize if we want to have a crappy season then we keep our status quo. But if we try to turn things around it’s up to us and coaching staff and I think every one bought in. And it’s been fun to watch. Because I think not only does it set the precedent and get them going for the last few games of the season. But this is something that we can build on as a program moving forward the fact that you got and had some tough moments and won two big games and we’ll see how they go.>>You can’t tell me that an offensive line coach at Auburn and lsu that had S.E.C. Experience does not the help shore up the offensive line. All right, David, give me your case why BYU could run the table and win a bowl game and finish the season 9-4?>>Listen, on account of the kickoff before the game, we talked about this and I was pessimistic about it. I didn’t think there was a chance. Today I think there is a fantastic opportunity. We look at liberty they look strong but they struggled. And so, you know, I think BYU comes out and plays their game and this is one that they should dominate. But you go on to hide Idaho state and you see the record there. This is something that BYU here at home sees. Senior day here at home. I’m not too worried. You guys are pretty rough this year. Marcus — I’ll tell you what, BYU lost to UMass at home. It’s a fact that you lost on your own turf. I think that is almost like a bowl game in and of itself. The get to San Diego and great weather at the end of this month.>>Of course you would say that.>>We’ll be having fun down in San Diego. But if they keep winning the way they are there’s a chance that’s another ranked opponent BYU has a chance to knock off. I think BYU has a great chance. If I would put a percentage on it I would say 70%. I’m bullish on BYU wrapping it up. Here’s the thing the next 3 weeks you continue to iron out the keys and build your depth and develop those young players and as we have been talking about, Chris Wilcox and these guys will get to come in and get healthy and get some more reps as well and so you’ll have talent coming back and you’ll be able to rest some guys as well. I’m confident that — after what they showed me the last few weeks I think they can pull it together.>>Let’s talk about the defense. Suddenly they’re top 10 in turnover margin and 10 of those 12 picks by linebackers. It’s been awesome. What has changed?>>Once again, as I mentioned yesterday, he said, after that game we needed Kalani’s help and this is Kalani’s special teams. Kalani has been more vocal on the side of the ball and we watched the film, yes Utah state had Utah dropping 8. But it’s his favorite thing. I know a lot of you we’re not loving it because Utah state was moving ball. However BYU is creating turnovers so they’re not putting up points per se. But in the second half they turned it up and started to bring guys from all over the place and that really confused them. I think the game plan going into Utah state was the fact that you’re facing a veteran guy and they wanted to drop back and get more pass coverage because they figured they might pick him apart. And if he tried to rush 5 or 6 at a time because he’s that type of veteran type quarterback. So they went with the game plan and it paid off. I think in the second half they started bringing the heat an ill bit more. Wayne play I love at the end and yes it’s at the end of the game where it didn’t matter much, it’s his own blitz bay the way. They rushed 3 and showed a 3 man pass rush and dropped all 3 linemen and brought 4 back in. Something they haven’t shown all season. Plays like that — I said this before, when the linebacker — when you see the them calling up a play for you, there is nothing that gets you more juiced than knowledging he has the confidence getting the quarterback. You’re leaving your back end out to hang. If you can’t get to the quarterback those guys can only go for 3, 4 seconds beau is it’s of it on a receiver that’s running all over the place. So, knowing that mentality that the coach has confidence in you to blitz the quarterback and get an ever him, provides that juice and then you come up with big plays like the strip sack. I think you’ll see more of that. I think it will be extra va strategic. But I think you’ll see it peppered in there and here.>>I think you should talk more about this on a show called “After further review”>>Yeah, I think we might dive into this a little bit today.>>The X’s and O’s.>>Be a fun show. There is a lot of good on the opposite side of the ball and defense and special teams. You can control the field position. So it was all around it was a great game by all 3 phases and fun to watch and finally a game where BYU fans we could sit this one back and go fought fourth quarter. You are eating cookies and hanging out, whatever it may be, where all he’s other games have been pure heart attacks.

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