USFNation.com- What are your feelings after completing your second spring as a Bull?
Kion Wilson- It was a great atmosphere, great spirits, great coaches and great attitudes. Everyone is trying to get the same goal accomplished, and I am in the process trying to be a part of it.
USFN- How did it feel coming in as a starter?
Kion- Being a starter is a big role, but nothing is set in stone around here, and you always have to keep working. That's always a driving force behind us, and what makes are unit so great. Also being a leader out here is something that I'm working on and trying to get better at.
USFN- Are there any major changes in you from last year to this year?
Kion- I'd say my confidence has really gone up. Just being around from the beginning part of last year to now just knowing what I am doing and pushing the rest of the guys.
USFN- Any changes in your strength and size?
Kion- Well I dropped a few pounds from last year to 225 lbs. I feel a lot faster, and I move a lot better to the ball, but I'm stronger and real balanced too. I'm planning on putting some weight on over the summer to weight at 240, 245.
USFN- How is it working with new LB Coach David Blackwell?
Kion- He's a great coach. A people's person, you are able to talk to him. He is not a hot head like a lot of other coaches. He has a lot of experience coming from Clemson; he has coached a lot of great players.
USFN- What about new defensive coordinator Coach Tresey?
Kion- He is a great coach; we are still in the process of learning the new system. He is a firm coach, he gets you excited, and he applauds you when you need it, but overall he is a great coach, and gets everybody all fired up to play.
USFN- What are you seeing out there and how is the team reacting to the new coaches?
Kion- Both of them are doing a great job. Coach Tresey gets everyone aligned properly, makes sure we are in the right front and formation. Overall I think it is going pretty good
USFN- Anybody in the unit impress you out there this spring?
Kion- Donte Spires, he transferred from the same school that I did. He took a year off to take care of problems with his family and was gone before I got here, but we talked for a while and he came back out. He is still fast and strong, and he just needs to pick up on the mental aspect of it all. I think he will, and hopefully he can play pretty good for us this year.
USFN- What about on offense, is anybody harder to tackle?
Kion- Moise Plancher, I don't know what he is taking but I need a little bit of it. Mo ran the ball very well; he is not as easy to bring down as last year. I don't know if it is his confidence level as a starter or if he gained more strength in the weight room but it definitely shows on the field.
USFN- What do you want to accomplish this summer?
Kion- Me personally to get bigger, stronger and faster. As a team, I want everyone to be on point. I want everyone to have that confidence and play hard.