Bailey talks about spring, position switch

Allen Bailey is expected to be one of Miami's top returning players on defense this season. CanesTime.com caught up with the junior defensive lineman just a few days before spring practice starts. Read on for the latest scoop.

Q: Will you be switching to defensive tackle permanently this year?
A: I don't think so. I think it will be like last year were I rotated from outside to inside depending on what the offense was doing. I will be a lot more at tackle, but I think I will still play some at end.

Q: How is the adjustment of switching positions during the game?
A: It is no big deal. It is a little different. I have to learn both and contribute how I can.

Q: How much are you weighing right now compared to last season?
A: I am at 289 now. I played at 285 last year. I do not plan on putting on any more weight.

Q: You had a torn pectoral injury that slowed you down at the start of last year/ How is your health now?
A: I am fine. I am 100 percent and ready to have a great spring.

Q: How do you see the rotation playing out on the defensive line?
A: At tackle, I think it will be me on the left and Marcus on the right. At end, I will be on the left and guys like Robinson, Ojomo, and Vernon will be on the right.

Q: What do you think John Lovett's impact on the defense will be?
A: I think it will be more basic. It will give the defensive line the chance to show off its pass rushing ability.

Q: How will the adjustment of learning a new playbook be?
A: They are going to put it in little by little. Some of it now in the spring and the rest in the fall.

Q: How big is it for the defense to get Eric Moncur back?
A: It is a big thing. He is our leader on the defensive line. He is also a great player. We could have used him last year.


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