Casper Talks Move To Linebacker
GamecockAnthem.com caught up with Brinkley after a recent practice, and the former GMC standout talked about his transition to linebacker this spring:
Question: How is the adjustment to outside linebacker going for you this spring?
Answer: Oh, it's going pretty good. It's an adjustment, but I'm learning.
Question: How comfortable do you feel with the system the defense is running?
Answer: I feel pretty good. I feel like this system fits me real well, because in our defense, I'm able to play defensive end and linebacker. It fits me pretty good.
Question: Did you do anything different in the winter workouts while gearing up for the move to linebacker?
Answer: The only thing I did different was I did a little more running, because I knew playing as a linebacker I'd have to be able to run from sideline to sideline a whole lot.
Question: Do you feel more natural now playing back at linebacker?
Answer: I had kind of settled into defensive end. I felt natural doing that, but now I'm back at linebacker, and I also feel natural at that.
Question: What goals have you set for yourself this spring?
Answer: The goals I've set for myself are to learn all my assignments, help my team as much as I can, and just build a great defense.
Question: What are your impressions of Dustin Lindsey and some of the younger linebackers stepping up this spring?
Answer: We're very excited about those guys, because all of them work hard. Dustin, you know, he's very physical, so I think he's going to be a big asset to our defense. He was gone last year, but I think it's going to be great to have him back.
Question: How do you think the linebacker corp as a whole will be this year?
Answer: This year, I think we're going to be pretty good.
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