Marcel Yates breaks down BYU

Arizona defensive coordinator Marcel Yates breaks down the BYU Cougars.

Arizona defensive coordinator @Marcel Yates had a host of thoughts as the team prepares for the BYU game Saturday night. The first centered on the dynamic BYU quarterback Taysom Hill

“Taysom Hill isn’t an easy guy to plan for,” Yates said. “He can throw the ball and he can run.

"Plus, he’s the guy that is mature and commands his team. It’s great for him that he’s back out there after injury, but we have to be totally prepared for a healthy quarterback out there.

“It’s tough enough going against a new scheme, but when you have a guy that good who is really motivated it adds another dimension.”

Yates seemed equally worried about the BYU rushing attack, especially running back Jamaal Williams.

"He's a problem," Yates said. "I’m very familiar with him. I recruited him and his best friend when I was at Boise and we knew he was going to be a good player. His success doesn’t surprise me at all."

Williams poses a challenge because he is a balanced back.

“Because of his one step quickness and physicality he’s going to be problems all game," Yates said. "Our guys need to be up for it because he’s going to be ready.”

A spirited defensive effort is expected by Yates.

“Everyone asks about individual guys and that’s fine, but I expect this defensive unit to play well," he said. "These guys know what’s expected of them and I’ve been proud of the effort they’ve put forth so far.”


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