Q & A With Coaches: Part Four - Walker
Tuesday's question-and-answer series takes a look at the tight ends through the eyes of second-year coach David Walker. This is the fourth in an eight-part series with the Northern Colorado football coaches previewing the 2009 season by taking an in-depth look at each group of student-athletes on the field.
Each conversation will have four to five questions asking the respective coaches about fall camp thus far and what they see for the future of their position.
Walker begins his second season with the Bears after spending five years at various high schools in Texas.
Question: With the loss of two-time first-team all-conference selection Ryan Chesla, who amongst the tight ends has the potential to fill that void?
DW: We're doing some things with different personnel. We'll miss Ryan, but we've got a four-quick personnel we'll use for those deeper routes. We've got some different things we can do. Emmo (Sr, Andrew Emmerling) and Sam (Sewell, Jr) are pretty darn good. They're just as tough and just as physical as Ryan was inside so we've got it covered.
Q: What is one thing you hope to accomplish this season with your players?
DW: I want those guys to reap the benefits of what they've sown. I want them to enjoy all the hard work they've put in and get some enjoyment out of their season.
Q: As a group, what is the biggest strength of this year's tight ends?
DW: I've got two guys, Sam and Emmo, and they're the two most selfless players I've ever been around. They are really selfless and all about the team and it's just really nice to have that.
Q: What is the most important improvement they can make before the season opener at Kansas on Sept. 5?
DW: Just perfecting their technique and continue working on being a technician of the game.
Q: Name the funniest thing you've seen during this camp.
DW: The funniest thing I've probably seen is Jimmy (James) Schrenk spilling his guts after every single team session we have, that's pretty hilarious.