Catching Up With Brad Madison

Tiger Defensive End Brad Madison talks spring football with

University of Missouri sophomore DE Brad Madison  6'4"  250  4.7  32" vertical, is currently listed, and working with the second team defense, where he is the back-up to Jacquies Smith.  He has been having a good spring, making plays whenever he's called upon. 

After a recent practice, he talked about spring ball.  "It's going pretty good.  We've had pretty good practices all spring.  Today, Coach Pinkel talked about how we need to bring it everyday, maybe look at ourselves, and see if we gave it our all.  It was a good practice, but we still need to get better, and we've got some things we need to improve on.............. Sometimes, you think you're working hard, and you just got to go out and give it more than what you think."

Madison talked about his performance in the most recent scrimmage.  "I think I did alright.  I sprained my ankle in like the first series of play, so it was a little rough finishing up.  I did alright.  I still need to improve a little bit.  I did alright, but I had a few mistakes.  We'll see if we can get that fixed for the next one.  I had a QB harass, and I had a couple of tackles.  The ankle was hurting me at the end, so hopefully, it'll be better next time." 

He talked about the depth at his position, and about how the defensive line is doing.  "(Jacquies Smith) is a pretty good player.  So is Brayden (Burnett).   We've got a bunch of good ends.  We've got a bunch of good players on our D-line.  I think we're doing pretty well.  I think we've improved a lot from last season to where we're at already this spring.   Terrell (Resonno) started to get back in there today.  And Dominique's back in there.  We've got some new LBs.  They're pretty good too." 

Brad talked about developing some new pass-rushing techniques.  "We changed a little bit from last season, just with some of our steps coming off the ball.  It's helped out a lot, getting used to that, since the spring started."

Madison talked about one of his goals for this summer.  "I still need to get a little stronger.  We'll get after it this summer."

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