This year, Green, a senior, and redshirt freshmen Taylor McNamara and Sam Grant are working under new position coach Jay Boulware to make the unit relevant again.
“We're making a lot of progress,” Green said. “He brings a whole other edge. We've learned a lot more with him. It's been great, making progress with all the guys and learning every day.”
Asked what has been new with Boulware, Green said: “Better steps, every play. Just reminding us, steps, hands, all the little things that help. We were (more) concerned about the bigger picture last year than the little things. This year, we're concerned about the little things and taking steps.”
Sophomore defensive end Charles Tapper on his potential this season:
“I'm just trying to be the best I can be. I'm working hard to make my team the best it can be. I'm trying to put another national championship up there, another Big 12 championship back on the wall.”