Deane was one of the first people Reed called after being hired.
“Coach Reed is a very good guy,” Deane said. “He's there for me. He helps me. Whatever he wants to do, I'm in.”
Reed's up-tempo style will represent another change for Deane, who also plays defensive end.
Reed said he'll go no-huddle this fall, which could make for a nonstop Friday night for the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Deane. Reed said shortly after being hired that he would like to run 60-70 plays per game.
Deane said basketball season and the offseason will help get him ready for that.
“Whatever it takes,” Deane said. “We're going for a ring. I feel like we can do it.”
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No. 19: Mike'Quan Deane
School: Tulsa Memorial
Position: Tight end/defensive end
Recruited by: Has an offer from Northern Colorado