Armbrister on why the defense has improved

Read on to see what senior linebacker Thurston Armbrister is saying about why the defense has improved this season. He talks about that, mentoring Darrion Owens, preparing for Arkansas State, and more.

On Darrion Owens:
Darrion reminds me of me when I first came in. He’s real quiet and hungry. I’m trying to show him the things the older guys taught me when I came in.

On his future:
He already has a good baseline. He’s 235 now but will get bigger and stronger.

On the defensive improvements:
It’s been a long journey. Coach D has stayed on us. He put our standard high. Everyone is progressing and we finally reached the standard.

On how it happened:
As a unit, we get together and talk about it, the cohesiveness we have now is a strong unit.

On Arkansas State:
They’re a very good team, very underrated. We just have to do what we’re taught and play our brand.

On ASU scoring two quick touchdowns:
We just gotta play the scheme, play our brand, and get them off the field. We want to get a three and out. We have to play our game.

On how he stays motivated:
My family, friends, and the fact that I’m not supposed to be here. I don’t take it for granted. I stay hungry every day. Good or bad, I try to stay the same guy every day.

On the recruiting process:
It was tough. Knowing I had talent but I couldn’t get it out there. A lot of young guys are going through that now so I’m hoping to be a good role model for them.

On what other schools told him:
I didn’t have the exposure I guess so a lot of schools really weren’t telling me anything.

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