Assistant Coach Quotes

Offensive Coordinator Dave Brock

On his new role as offensive coordinator...

“I’m excited to have the opportunity really looking forward to start spring practice and get the ball rolling and really trying to work on some good things execution, precision, fundamentals and to get everyone better and on the same page. This is my third opportunity to coordinate; I’m very excited about it. I’m someone who looks forward, not back. I think every challenge is different. I’m excited about the players that we have and the opportunities that we have and looking forward to getting started.”

 

On replacing Jordy Nelson...

“Philosophically, offensively you look to replace production. I don’t know that you can replace Jordy Nelson, certainly in the state of Kansas. We need to replace the production that he had and we will look forward to finding the people who will do that.”

 

On what sophomore quarterback Josh Freeman has improved on...

“Anytime you have an additional year he played a full season last year as opposed to basically a half-year the year before I think (he has improved his) maturity. He is obviously a very talent young man and we are looking forward to him getting better everyday in spring.”

 

On position concerns coming into spring practice...

“I would not categorize anything as a concern. I’m excited about working with the guys to see where everything fits, every year is different; every single year people do different things. Coming out of the 2006 season Jordy had 39 catches and I don’t know that anybody would have thought that he had 122 (in 2007). It was a dynamic situation that worded out. We look for somebody else to emerge I would count on multiple people to emerge. Time will tell.”

 

Defensive Coordinator Tim Tibesar

On the defensive tackle position...

“We are hoping to find a guy that can lock down the middle for us; make teams have a tough time running the ball between the tackles. Ideally you want a guy in there that can warrant a double team but if not, a guy that can make tackles. Last year we had several problems on defense towards the end of the season so I don’t think you can narrow it down to this position. Any type of defense that you have, you have to be strong from the inside out and that’s what we need to have defensively.”

 

On being in his second season as defensive coordinator...

“We as a staff and a defensive unit are very hungry and humble about where we got to go. We know we have a lot of improvement over the way we played last year. You don’t get into this business without willing to be competitive and wanting to do well.”

 

On key positions being a question mark going into the spring...

“I think they are all open right now. We have got to find out at all eleven positions who are going to be our guys, where we are going to have depth, and where the problem areas are going to be going into the fall.”

 

On how he plans on using Ian Campbell...

“He will probably play with his hand down more than he did last season and we are still going to try to move him around so teams can’t zero in on him. He is obviously one of the better players in the Big 12 so we got to try to take advantage of the things that he can do.”

 

On Josh Moore and Antwon Moore returning...

“Josh (Moore) is a very talented football player. So if he can play at his talent level he can be a great addition to this defense. Antwon (Moore) can certainly bring a physical level as people saw in the first two games. To have him back and his speed that he brings onto the football field will be a great addition to have back.”

 

On the defensive drop-off towards the end of the season...

“We didn’t play good defense. There is no other way to put it. As coaches it is our responsibility to get the players to execute at a level that allows us to be successful and that didn’t happen. We are excited for the opportunity to go at it again this coming season.”

 

On the defensive scheme...

“It will be a mix just like it was last year. If you look, everybody in the country is mixing what they do on defense. From the west coast to the east coast everybody has got to change it up, because offenses are doing so many different things you have to show them a lot of looks. You have to show the quarterback more than one look.”