Q&A with Allen Bailey

Allen Bailey is starting to emerge as a real difference maker along the defensive line for the Hurricanes. Read on to see what he's saying about the season, Wake Forest, redzone defense, the freshmen, his transition to playing defensive end, and much more.

Q: How nice was it to get back to back wins?
A: It feels good. Hopefully it will be the start of something. We can get on a roll now and keep winning games?

Q: Was there a concern on Saturday when you looked up and the score was 17-7?
A: Not really. I knew we could come out in the 2nd half and play Hurricane football and we did that.

Q: What adjustments did you guys make?
A: We went to more of a base defense. Their offense would do a fake cadence a lot and they would look up at their coach before plays and that threw us off a little bit. We adjusted to it though and had a better effort in the 2nd half.

Q: What do you know about Wake forest?
A: They are a very smart team. They do not make a lot of mistakes. They run their system very well and are a very technically sound team.

Q: What do you guys need to do to improve your red zone defense?
A: We need to do a better job of getting the other team off the field. We are not holding teams that well at times. We need to create more pressure and hopefully force some mistakes.

Q: How has the adjustment to not having Eric Moncur in the rotation been?
A: We have had to step it up. He was our leader. So we are all focusing on being technically sound and picking up the slack. He was our example so without him it is a little difficult but we are doing well.

Q: What do you think of all the freshman scoring touchdowns on Saturday?
A: It makes you think the future is going to be really good. We got a lot of young players getting experience and it is helping us build thins program.

Q: How has the transition to playing defensive end and even defensive tackle at times been?
A: At times it has been difficult. It is just something I am not used to. I am getting there though. I am learning on how to read offensive lineman. I am getting better every week?

Q: What is the toughest part?
A: You have to worry about your responsibility at all times. You have to keep contain. You cannot just go chase the ball. You need to trust that everyone is doing their job.

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