BC Week Press Conference
In a change of pace, and the fact that everything that can be written and already that has been written about this past weekend’s loss to Georgia is already old news and its time to move on to BC Week. Tuesday Afternoon is reserved for the press to come into the Isban Auditorium at the Guglielmino Athletic Complex with this week’s presser focusing on the next match up with BC.
Coach Kelly opened with the following statement “After a tough loss, the best medicine is to get at it.” Coach Kelly went on to say “Getting back onto the practice field is going to important for us. We want obviously want to get our guys refocused on obviously the process of winning football games. They’re excited. They’re going to get prepared to play a very good football team that plays Notre Dame tough.”
Coach Kelly reflected on Boston College from two years ago. Coach Kelly reminded everyone that “It was a game that certainly we did everything to keep it close. They did a great job taking the ball away. We know what kind of game it’s going to be against Boston College. Coach Addazio will have his team ready to play. We will have to play extremely well.”
Two years ago in that Shamrock Series affair in Fenway Park, the Irish won 19-16, but the Irish had five turnovers with Deshone Kizer responsible for three in the form of interceptions. Coach Kelly went on to acknowledge Coach Addazio and the great job he has done at BC. Coach Kelly wrapped up his statement and opened the floor to questions to those in attendance.
Question Time For The Press
Today’s session from the media had 22 questions for Coach Kelly to answer. They ranged from questions on Wimbush’s progress, Chris Finke moving up in the depth chart to starter, to a question on Dexter Williams. Lets stop here and explore this question:
Q. Will Dexter be part of the game plan this week?
Kelly: “He was part of the game plan last week. I know I was asked the question. Circumstances and the way the game was going made for a tough insertion in their three down. It became a heavy pressure game. It was a decision that was made during the game that it didn’t work at that time. But, he’s got to get in the game. I made it clear to our offensive coaches that he has got to get on the field. We’ve got to use his talents.”
Against Temple, Dexter Williams had 124 yards on 6 carries and a touchdown. Now is that a guy you sit after a week with those numbers? I believe that answer would be NO!
From An Outside Perspective
To reflect on Saturday night for a brief moment, in his post game conference after the loss to Georgia, Coach Kelly called sitting Dexter Williams a “coach’s decision.” Now we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, but Tuesday’s press conference discussion didn’t sound like his answer on Saturday evening.
What this does lead to is the following question: What is the truth and what is just being stated?
Not only is trust and understanding healthy for the student-athletes to have, but it is just as important to have that same trust and understanding for the millions of Irish fans globally to not just earn their trust and support but for them to rally around the coach of their favorite team as well.
There is a missing part of the equation, and I believe that fans would like to trust and support Coach Kelly, but it would be easier if he would just speak the truth and answer the question asked.
The question remains, Will Dexter Williams play on Saturday? Stay tuned IRISH FANS! #GoIrish #BeatBC