“I love to be aggressive, so I can match it. I love it. I think it's going to make the defense better this year. We're going to challenge more, and we've got the athletes to challenge more.”
At times it seemed like you guys were one play away last season. How have you guys worked to make that one play?
“I'd say playing more aggressive and not playing tentative and playing for the guy next to you. You're going to go make that play for the guy next to you. I think that'll help us out a lot.”
How's the safety battle shaping up?
“Safety battle, it's a battle every day. We've got so many safeties that can play. We've got four or five seniors. It's their last year, so everybody wants to see the field. It's a battle every day, so we always come prepared.”
Did you follow Carl Albert much last season?
“I always follow Carl Albert. I know they started off rough, but they finished it off.”
How impressed were you with Carl Albert's run?
“I know Coach (Gary) Rose, he knows what he's doing out there. I've been there for numerous years, so I know when the playoffs hit Carl Albert is a different team. That's just how it goes. I was rooting for them the whole way.”