With a new week comes a new press conference from Jeff Broome. This time we look back at the victory over Nebraska and look forward to the game in Wisconsin where Purdue will attempt to wield the Demon of All Demons. Purdue has had terrible results against Wisconsin for nearly 20 years. It was bad. There have been a few close games, but overall, playing Purdue in Wisconsin feels like a guaranteed loss. Can Brum and his company change that week? Let’s take a look at what the boss of the boiler maker said.
We start as we should talk about Devin Mockobee:
Well, I guess we’ve known Devin for a little while, and then we know he committed what I believe in the Army or the Navy. We were still watching the movie and evaluating and trying to improve the list, we just kept looking at it. It was interesting because he had a really good movie.
You know, sometimes you really have a rider in the back and there’s not much space and you have to figure out ways, well, do we want to investigate and see if we can take care of this guy to come and walk. I think we did. There was a common interest. He and his father brought him I think before – I don’t remember when it was. Maybe before or after signing day and convince him to walk.
Really wanted to be here. He is a competitor. He felt he could come in here and compete and do a good job in a very humble and humble way, so we’re excited about that. We brought him here.
We loved what we saw, but we still don’t know for sure he’ll be able to. I just think he’s proven to everyone how good he can be at running backwards, especially as he keeps working and gets better and bigger and stronger.
Right now he’s going to start the next game. The King who kind of sucked it up and made himself available in this past game has been messed up.
Kobe Lewis Also available. We must continue to work with him and improve him. He works very hard.
Tyrone Tracy must continue to be someone who can do double things for us.
On the great performance of AOC:
It was a very good match without question. At the end of last year, he ran in some elite games and delivered some phenomenal numbers. We definitely thought he played very well. The offense was executed. Accurate throws. He had great anticipation. He was able to move around a bit and buy some time a few times. Of course the fourth down transfer was huge as they took the fullback off one of our backs and the rest of the line went the other way and they had a little lane in there and they kind of hit some of our passes.
Fortunately, he was smart enough to know it was time to go. I think he was able to make one guy miss and go get some yards. Very effective. Yeah, he played very well, and then of course at the end there were some anticipation throws and some precision throws that I don’t think many players can do.
Let’s talk about minor problems:
I think it’s all correctable. It was kind of a lot of things. I think our secondary team didn’t respect deep ball as much as they should. We were playing a little tight, our feet a bit flat. Not only did he provide the right cushion on many ways, not only in corner, but also in safety.
And then there were just busts at the back end hurting us.
So I hope we can correct that, yes. I think we have experience there in those situations. Cam AllenIt wasn’t his best game in any sense. A week ago he played very well. He can play better.
I think it was peeking into the background and it was a bit flat. And of course we can always do better. There are many things. Yes, when it happens more than once or twice, there are concerns. We have to fix it.
I think our guys can do that. They thought they could get it done. We have to give them a better chance as coaches and they have to be better than the passer.
How does high school work?
Well, you have to do man. I have to watch it, analyze it and identify the mistakes our players made. Then you have to identify the possible error that we trained or what we put in their head that made them think of a particular thing that might not have been appropriate. Then you look at the calls and make sure they are the best calls.
So I think it was the size of all that stuff, which it usually is. As you know, it should be an ongoing evaluation. We thought we had a better plan together for the end of the game and the end of the half. Unfortunately we gave up on the tie for huge gains. Abandoned midfielder scramble for huge gains. With that said, we need a second, better layer of defense at full-back to not let that happen.
That was very frustrating again to let them have a field goal, I don’t know, 35 seconds on the clock. It can’t happen. It must be fixed. We can’t let that happen anymore.
Chris [Jefferson] The schedule will be when it’s ready, so I’m not sure.
tee [Denson]And, you know, we haven’t seen much measurable progress, so I won’t count on it at this point for the rest of the year unless we start to see something.
Drop another week.
Charlie [Jones] Banged again. Try to make him healthy, and see how well he can train. I think he will play, but we have to take care of him more this week.
OC [Brothers] Hope to get it back. We haven’t seen him train so I can’t tell you that, but we hope we can make the most of him this week.
About Wisconsin’s Defensive and Offensive Charts:
Well, I think you’re right, coach Leonard always does a great job defensively. It is difficult to oppose their scheme. They’ll load the chest, play meld covers and mix things up a little bit to bring in some linebackers and drop some ends and do things to spoil your protection, but also push players in the passing lanes, and they’re very good at that. They’ve been doing this for years and it’s a challenge.
Offensively I think they tried to open things up a bit and have a bit more balance and let the centre-back do some extra passes in the first two positions down. Of course against Northwestern worked in their favour. They did a very good job. He had more explosive plays, got the ball in the receiver’s hand, as well as being the sound of running the ball.
Not a drastic change, but perhaps more aggressiveness on attack that helped them take a dominant win. I’m sure they will build on that.
Where did Andrew Swinsky come from?
Andrew did a really good job. It has been here for a long time. He understands our scheme and system as well as anyone else. You can count on it to run the right path at the right depth every time and give you the most effort. He has good hands.
You know, you don’t want to compare it Jackson Anthrop, but he is a reliable man in the position of receiver who can do reliable things. We kind of know what his strengths and weaknesses are, but he was reliable.
I think he’s just a guy we can trust. We have a lot of young receivers who have some talent. There’s probably one or two that we didn’t get to have them play multiple positions because we didn’t know where they were going to play, and because of that, sometimes there are some mental slips that can seem small during the course. The game can be expensive.
It has happened several times. Maybe it’s half our fault not to isolate them in one situation and ask them to do too much; However we would like them to learn the whole package as much as they can.
So in this slot position, he has a great understanding of what we’re trying to do. In the right place at the right time, and that has led him to have a great deal of playing time.
Getting a lot of direct contributions, what’s new in that?
Well, we are fortunate to have them all and they have all played a vital role. Recruitment is not a perfect science. You do your best to bring out the best players, the best players available.
At the same time, you have to recruit the next best crop. I think employment is important at all times. Even when you’re recruiting the so-called five and four stars, you should get the players you think can play and are ignored and given a chance.
Without a doubt, look closely at that. We look at it all year round. We always add players before signing day, after signing day, in the spring, in the summer, all the way – and I’m not talking about transfers. Just talking about common men who want a chance to compete.
We were lucky to get some guys who came in the program and worked hard and paid their dues and worked and studied and don’t really care if they rank. It’s all about how you produce in the field, and they’ve done a good job. Without a doubt, without these people, we would not be here where we are today.