February 17, 2008

Exclusive: Everette Brown talks mat drills, 2008 goals

With the graduations of Andre Fluellen and Alex Boston, and the early departure of Letroy Guion, the defensive line is sorely lacking veteran leadership. One player that hopes to fill that void is Everette Brown, who will begin his redshirt junior season this fall. In this exclusive interview with Warchant.com, Brown talks about becoming a team leader, his goals for mat drills and beyond, patterning his game after Peter Boulware and more.

Do mat drills get any easier as you get older?

No they don't get any easier as you get older. Coaches look to you as a leader and helping the young guys and the young guys going through it (for the first time). They look to you for that leadership to not let other guys quit. The coaches are going to especially challenge the young guys mentally - make them go back, make them re-do the drill and emphasize things. It's a challenge for the older guys as leaders to not let the young guys quit or let the coaches get into their heads so they don't want to perform.

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