"That whole series, we don't want to give up big chunks like that," Williams said, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "The defense is not designed to give up big chunks. We still have some execution to do to get better. The guys are playing incredibly hard. We just have to continue to execute better."
While the reasons might be valid, the results were unsatisfactory.
Coaches can give reasons for their decisions, then blame the execution when those decisions don't pay off, but three times is a trend. It falls on Williams to make the corrections.