New Arkansas State defensive coordinator John Thompson hadn't even been on campus for 24 hours before he sat down to talk about his new job and environment, as well as his connections with the staff Gus Malzahn has assembled.
"18 hours ago I knew absolutely nothing" Thompson said of what he knew coming into his new position. Coming in, he had heard a lot of different stories on what he inherits on the defensive side of the ball and he has been able to recognize the young talent that the staff have been able to bring in since his arrival on campus.
Thompson also talked about his opportunity to join the staffs at Arkansas State in the past, but just felt that the timing wasn't quite right. After talking to Malzahn he said that he knew it was a great opportunity to return to his roots in northeast Arkansas and continue to build the program.
The Big Ten Network's Howard Griffith sat down with Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges to talk about his first season at the helm of the Wolverine offense, his philosophy, and what it means to be at Michigan.
When asked how he would describe the offense that he ran last season, Borges told Griffin that he has never been the type of coach who wants to run an offense with a name attached to it. "If its got a name, its got a theme, and then everybody will start doing clinics on how to defend it" Borges said.
"It's our job as coaches to make it fit for them, it's not their job to make it fit for you" Borges said about the changes he made when he knew he had Denard Robinson taking snaps for him this season. "The trick is to figure out how to fit your schematics to their skill set" he added.