David Bedford Profile
USFN: How's your first day of spring as a Bull going so far?
Bedford: It's going great. It's a whole lot different from what I was used to ad good old Independence, but I'm getting it.
USFN: What's the biggest change you've made in yourself since arriving on campus?
Bedford: Oh man I changed a lot, mainly my endurance, and being able to go a lot more plays. When I first got here I was out of shape after doing all those credit hours, but now I can go a whole lot more.
USFN: How does spring practice compare to the summer session?
Bedford: It's not really that much different. It's the same tempo and we're still flying around. Personally I'm a better player now then I was then so it's easier to grasp.
USFN: Do you think you're mentally different as a player?
Bedford: Mentally there is a big difference. When I first got here, it was easy to break me down because I wasn't used to how they do it. Half of what we do here working out would be a whole day at Independence. I had to get used to it and had to fight through getting tired.
USFN: How are you doing in the defensive line rotation?
Bedford: I'm right behind Marshall; it's him and George Selvie as the starters. You know I want to start, anybody wants to start, but I should be getting a lot more snaps this upcoming season.
USFN: What is your current height and weight this spring?
Bedford: Right now I'm about 6'5 and weighing 245 pounds. I came in over 260, but lost all that fat, they got me right over the past year. I'm stronger and a whole lot faster.
USFN: Are you looking forward to strapping the pads on?
Bedford: That's going to be fun and we'll be able to work some moves during the one-on-ones. Now it's pretty much just speed rushing, and they don't want us to do a lot of bull rushing, and I'm a big bull rush guy. I don't just want to go run around them, and if I can blow them up, that's what I want to add to it.
USFN: What do you want to accomplish this spring?
Bedford: This spring I like to earn a starting spot. If not a starting spot than I just want the coaches to have confidence in me. That's one thing that I lacked in the beginning of last season, and they weren't so sure about me. I want them to be confident that when I go out there, they'll get the same production out of as the starters. I just have to get a little better every single day.