'Working back to front is critical because of the spread'
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
With the hiring of Alabama secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt made official yesterday, reporters asked Jimbo Fisher about the interview process for his new defensive coordinator, and if they found some time to get on the board.
"Oh yeah, the whole time...for hours," Fisher responded. "How would you handle this? How would you handle that? How would you block this? How would you deal with that? It's a very intense, very hard thing to do when you go interview for jobs."
"It's an extensive break down of what to do and how to do it, and the different ways to do it." Fisher explained.
Then, at about the 5:45 mark, Fisher noted that because of the way that the game is played today it's more important to find someone who works from the secondary forward rather than the other way around.
"In today's game, being able to go back to front is very critical because of the spread. To be able to match your secondary coverages to your fronts and who's going to fit and how they're going to fit, and how you're going to handle certain play actions and how you're going to handle certain coverages."
"I think it's more important to be able to go back to front than it is to go from front to back."
Also, notice at about the four minute mark how a stray punt makes its way to their gathering, and the reporters and Fisher don't miss a beat.