Quick Hits: Geoff Collins, Bielema, Mattison, and Todd Berry
Published: Thursday, 10 March 2011 08:49
Mississippi State co-defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Geoff Collins offers an early morning tweet, today: “Rise and Grind!!! Theres gonna be some TACKLE Football being played this afternoon in Stark-Vegas...#GoDawgs #D-SWAG”
We are not sure if the #D-SWAG is for Dawgs, Dogs, or defense. Either way, there will certainly be some swag, thus the "SWAG."
That's good stuff. And from what we hear, Collins may have a little music playing in his pre-practice position meeting.
Bret Bielema says Chris Ash will call the defensive schemes: "Chris is going to be the voice. He and Charlie will work together on decisions, much the same thing (we) used when I was at Kansas State. Bobby Elliott was the defensive coordinator. I was the co-defensive coordinator.”
"I was involved in game plans, decision-making...but I really believe on game day you need one voice. And Chris will be that voice."
Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison jokes that Denard Robinson will need 2 red jerseys this Spring: "I've had a lot of fun with him already. He's already telling me this is going to be my worst spring in a lot of years, and I've already said, 'You better get two red jerseys on, not one.’”
"Our whole goal is to get our defense back to playing Michigan defense, and you know what that is."
ULM head coach Todd Berry seems very optimistic as Spring practice begins: "I'm as excited as I've ever been for a spring. We have so many players coming back that have played so much football.”
"It doesn't mean that we're old. It means we've got a lot of guys that have played a lot of football."
"What I think is really unique about this group, I think the chemistry on the team is a special chemistry. I think when I've been around those groups that have that really special bond — that special chemistry — where they play hard for each other then significant things start happening, and I think we're getting ready to see that."