The former Army All American Korey Mangum has been vocal during practice on and off the field. Recently, teammate Myron Rolle pointed out that Mangum is one of the most entertaining guys on the field. "We just get wild. Just like we do it in Texas. We just around and get everyone crazy before games. Rod Owens, Marcus Ball, and Dekoda Watson are definitely guys who do a good job of that also" says Mangum. Mangum is noticeably encouraging teammates during scrimmages and practices. Another interesting fact about Mangum is that even though he is three years removed from the Army All American game, he still keeps in touch with several teammates from the event. Mangum told Noledigest.com "I keep in touch with a bunch of guys; a few guys from Wisconsin. We keep in touch with each other over facebook."
The addition of Coach Stroud has already paid dividends. Unlike last year, the ‘Noles have not been breaking down because of exhaustion and heat related injuries. Mangum talks about his off season and the impact of Coach Stroud "We have been running stadiums and been working on our catching. I'm just trying to put everything together. We have been doing a lot of conditioning. Coach Stroud doesn't want us to break down in the 4th quarter". While Mangum has been improving on his catching and conditioning in the off season, he has also been working on his biggest strength in his game. "My biggest strength is to get the ball and finish. Finishing is definitely my biggest strength" explains Mangum. Mangum has shown signs of finishing by not taking plays off and always going 100% during drills. A big concern for many Seminole fans has been the recent scrimmages. The defense has performed well but, Mangum believes there are two key areas of improvement that need to be addressed before September 3rd. Mangum explains "We gotta work on our tackling. Also we have to work on playing as a team more and we'll be fine". With 1 ½ scrimmages left to go, the Seminoles will focus on improving on both sides of the ball. Stay tuned to Noledigest.com while we continue to bring you coverage all season.