FightinGators: At fullback you kept your weight down. So
with the switch, what are you weighing in at right now?
Joe Cohen: "Thanks to Coach Glass, I'm weighing in at 273. I would like to play at 275."
FG: How has the move to DE been for you?
JC: "I really got my feet set at DE in high school. It's not too much of an adjustment. I am just really working on my technique this spring."
FG: What prompted you to switch?
JC: "Endurance and playing time. I felt that I could last a lot longer and contribute more on the defensive side of the ball."
FG: How was the weight issue at both positions?
JC. "I ain't never eat a salad until I got to Gainesville and started up on offense. I love my junk food so it was hard for me to lay off it. As soon as I made my mind up last year to go to defense, I went to Wendy's and had a Super-Size value meal."
FG: Has rooming with Tranell Morant helped?
JC. [Laughing] "Yeah it has. All he does is eat pizzas. Him playing DE helps me a lot too.
FG: Any truth to the fact that your mom called Coach
Zook for the position change?
JC. "It's funny because they are a good pair. Coach will talk to my mom before he talks to me, but yeah she did call him after we agreed on it."
FG: How did you spend your spring break?
JC: "Spring break was great. I got to be back home and hang out with my daughter."
FG: Did you see Reggie when you were down there?
JC: "Nope, Reggie is back in Kansas, but we have spoken. In fact, I am picking him up tonight at the Gainesville airport."
FG: What brings Reggie to Gainesville?
JC: "He is going to be here for a day or 2. He loves it here and wants to hang out for a little.
FG: What has been the team's reaction to Reggie?
JC: "The team loves him! We all talk about him during defensive and team meetings. What's crazy is that everyone loved him as a recruit. He has put on 20 pounds since he has been over at Coffeyville and he is going to be great when he gets here."