Defensive coordinator breaks down OSU's win over Washington State, looks ahead to Troy
Sept. 8, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. - After the coaches had a chance to break down the film of Oklahoma State's 65-17 win over Washington State, okstate.com visited with defensive coordinator/defensive line coach Bill Young to get his thoughts. He also looked ahead to this week's game against Troy. The highlights:
Regarding his general thoughts on the Washington State game
"There are a thousand things that we need to work on, there's no question. We let some vertical routes run by us and we didn't contain the quarterback as well as we should have. We had some mental breakdowns, all these are things that we can correct. All in all, the effort was tremendous. We played 33 guys on defense, which is a phenomenal number of people to get in the ballgame, so we're very happy with it. Most of all, we are happy to come out with a win."
Regarding the play of Richetti Jones
"Richetti Jones played really well and he's just going to get better and better. We've got him in one position instead of two or three, which is really helping him. It would help anybody. He's getting stronger. He's healthier than he's been, so we're expecting big things from him."
Regarding the young players along the defensive line
"They did pretty well. Anthony Rogers is so much better than he was a year ago. He's another one who is just going to get better and better as time goes by. Davidell Collins, we were hoping to hold him back two or three weeks to see if we were going to play him, then we had all the injuries so we had to throw him in. Now we're going to play him quite a bit as the year goes on."
Regarding how every defensive tackle on the roster has to be ready to play
"We're going to get Chris Littlehead going. He would have already been in the mix had he been here at the start of practice or been here this summer working with our strength coaches. He reported a little bit overweight. As soon as we get him down a little bit, he'll be a factor."
Regarding Markelle Martin's performance against Washington State
"He did a great job. Markelle was our player of the game. Orie Lemon was recommended to be player of the game and Ugo Chinasa had a great game as well. Markelle had a couple big hits and we expect that from him."
On this week's game against Troy
"Troy has an offense that is very similar to ours, so we have had an opportunity to work with it this spring and during two-a-days so that should help us quite a bit. They will have some new wrinkles and some plays that we haven't seen so we will have to adapt and make sure we expose our players to those."