Sophomore OT Talks About New Position Coach

Last year tight tackle David Overmyer got his first career start in the Gator Bowl game because of an ankle injury to starter Ray Willis. The redshirt sophomore had an outstanding performance in Jacksonville and he enters spring practices as the starting right tackle.

 "I came in the 4th quarter of the Florida game, but started the bowl game," David Overmyer said.    "The playing time was a very valuable experience and it brought me one step further for the upcoming season.   I will enter spring as a right tackle."
When Overmyer first reported to Florida State, he weighed  270 pounds.  However, since then, he's been working hard to gain good weight and still maintain his quickness.
 "Right now I'm 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds," he said.  "Mat drills are going real well and with end coming down, I'm just trying to push through and remain consistent.  I'm been scoring around 18."
The former Lilburn (GA) Parkview standout has been extremely impressed with his new position Coach Mark McHale.
"He's a great teacher and an awesome coach," Overmyer said.    "He's straight forward and wants to make you the best player possible.  He doesn't just want us to be good lineman; he wants us to be good football players." 
Even thought spring practices are still three weeks away Coach McHale wants his young troops ready for the battles ahead.
"Coach gave us a book on technique, verbiage, and new plays he brought in," he said.  "The book is extremely detailed right down to where our feet should be on every play.  There are even quizzes at the end to test ourselves when we are not at practice".  
Overmyer feels that his new position coach is also a good person in addition to being a great teacher.
"Coach is there for you not him," the sophomore tackle said.  "He wants us to know everything that's going on to make us more effective.  He teaches us the game and not just the o line".

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