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Goodwin wants defense to attack and be aggressive against the Hurricanes

November 16, 2022

On the effort of the defense on Saturday:

“I thought our guys played with great effort Saturday night, they played physical, played fast, played tough. It wasn’t perfect, a lot of things to coach and correct, but overall effort was unbelievable.”

On the trust in the secondary to be aggressive:

“Those guys are playing more confident every week. Sheridan’s been really consistent since he’s been back in the lineup. Nate is starting to mature and grow. He’s not perfect at times but really playing solid. He has some stuff he still needs to correct and clean up. I thought Mukuba did a really good job this week of playing coverage. He really played with a lot of confidence. JP’s [Jalyn Phillips] solid, and RJ [Mickens], you know what you’re getting with him.”

On the ability of Trenton (Simpson) to play inside:

“He’s a tremendous athlete, can run extremely fast, has great agility and speed, and can do everything that we need him to do from that standpoint.”

On hearing Louisville coach talk about how well the defense played:

“It’s a compliment to the way that those guys played, playing aggressive, playing confident, and getting up and challenging guys and that’s the next step those guys need to take. So just validation from their work and preparation.”

On Bryan Bresee’s game on Saturday:

“I think he’s continued to put it together as well. You saw it throughout the week at practice. He had a really good week out here and just really confident. Getting the knee brace off, that helped as well with his confidence. Hopefully, he can continue to stream together good weeks as we continue to go.”

On wanting the defense to be more aggressive:

“Bullet point number one is attack and be aggressive this week, and as a play caller, I can create that mindset as well. They get a feel for how I’m calling the game ,and coming out early and blitzing them and being aggressive and putting it in their hands. They just fed off of that and gained more and more confidence as we went.”



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