Nate Madsen Breaks Down Spring Defense

The Defense has been working hard all spring. The Barkboard caught up with Nate Madsen to discuss the changes and transition that the bulldog defensive line has had to deal with.

With the new transition of coaching staff throughout the Bulldogs coaching ranks, none got later start the defensive line with the departure of D-line coach Tony Tuioti and the addition of Jamar Cain. The players have shown that they’re ready to work throughout the spring to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Fresno State’s D-lineman Nathan Madsen is no stranger to learning new things and moving up and down the line of scrimmage no matter where he’s placed. Madsen and his fellow teammates have shown that the transition has gone smooth so far in the Spring.

“We just transitioned really easy. I was proud of our guys and how we handled it because we had a new guy in there. Coach Cain brought some energy to the room. So it was a really smooth transition and I was really happy how we handled it and we just took it and ran with it as a D-line and we just started learning technique with all the experience he brings to the room.”

In addition to getting to know a new defensive line coach, Madsen and company will also have to learn a new style of defense under a new Defensive Coordinator Orlando Steinauer who has mentioned that there will be different looks and a whole new defensive philosophy.

“It’s going to be a little more multiple, we’re going to be moving around from a 3-4 to a 4-3 we’re going to give teams a lot to work with. It’s just a matter of working on it everyday to the point of where he calls it and we just do it no matter what we line up against.”


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