Quick Hitters: Media Day Rundown

Posted on Aug 10 2013 - 6:12pm by Ethan Moore


Coach Bedford and Coach Watson both spoke for over 30 minutes each on Media Day and offered up some good insight into fall camp and the upcoming season.


*Lorenzo Mauldin continues to impress; he doesn’t know what ‘slow down’ means.

*DeAngelo Brown and Jamaine Brooks are still hurt, but are ahead of schedule and will play this season.

*Preston Brown has emerged as a leader both with his play and vocally.

*Jermaine Reve is one of the best tacklers on the team, that’s why his playing time has increased.

*Charles Gaines, back from a long suspension, is backing up Reve.  In practice, he has made plays on the ball, grabbing a few interceptions.

*Terrell Floyd, who led the team last year in picks with 3 has been the example for the rest of the secondary to get more interceptions/turnovers.

*Hakeem Smith is one of the most talented secondary players in the nation, but he needs to make plays on the the ball when it’s in the air.

*Fundamentals – especially tackling – will be a focal point in each practice.

*Overall, the defense will attack on every down, blitzing much more.


*All QBs get a lot of reps in practice, not just Teddy.

*Will Gardner will be the back-up QB; Freshman Kyle Bolin and JUCO transfer Brent Nelson will battle it out for third string.

*Bolin is “in China” when it comes to the new football playbook and language, but it’s something the staff is confident he will pick up soon.

*Michaelee Harris is first in line to replace Andrell Smith as a slot and 3rd down receiver.

*The O-Line is set with Jake Smith, Kam Joyer, Jamon Brown, and John Miller.  Ryan Mack and Nacho Garcia are battling it out for the last starting spot.

*Dyer looks the part and the staff will know more in the coming weeks.

*Dominique Brown is 100% healthy and will be a major part of the offense.

*Senorise Perry is a freak and has made an Adrian Peterson -like recovery from his torn ACL.

*James Quick has been impressive early, especially with his knowledge of the game and his speed.


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