USF Spring Practice Q&A: S Nate Allen

Bulls starting safety Nate Allen has been a playmaker in the secondary, and is being counted on having a big year. The USF senior tells us why he's a better player, his thoughts on the new coaches, why he's excited about the future and more. Stay informed with

USFN- Now that you're a senior, what's it like out here this spring?

Nate Allen-Just trying to get a feel for this new defense and I think we are coming along pretty good, just trying to gel as a defense and in this new system here. Coach Tresey is a great defensive coordinator, so we are trying to get used to it right now


USFN-  Do you see a difference with Coach Tresey out there?

Allen- Yeah, there's a lot of intensity, he is intense the whole time. He brings the best out of us, all the DB's. It is great, I'm glad that he came here for my senior year


USFN- What is the biggest change that you have made in yourself?

Allen- Just getting better, bigger, stronger, and faster. I was working hard in the off season and right now I am trying to get a hold of the defensive, improve for the season.


USFN- How much weight have you put on this year?

Allen- I'm right around 210 right now


USFN- How about strength, what are you benching?

Allen- I maxed out at 305 pounds. I was about 290, 295 last year. 


USFN- What about squat?

Nate Allen- I squat around 435 pounds.


USFN- Anything else you can say you've improved on or working on?

Allen- Not really, honestly I'm just getting ready mentally and weight wise. We have to learn this whole new system so I make sure that I listen in all the meetings, get a feel for Coach Tracey.


USFN- Is there a difference this spring from previous ones?

Allen- It feels more intense out here than last year, I don't know why, but it's just a whole new feel for me. I don't know maybe it is just me or a whole new year or maybe it is just Coach Tresey. He is a good Coach and I am glad he is here


USFN- Do you feel a different atmosphere with the team than last year?

Allen- Yea there is, I do not know what it is, and I can't put my finger on it. It just feels different you know, I don't know what it is.


USFN- What do you want to accomplish in these coming weeks of spring?

Nate Allen- I just want to get everyone in the system, get a feel for everything and start gelling on the defense, come together and start working as one unit.

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