Even with his limited experience with the defense, Chad thinks the defense will be a big improvement over last season. "Awesome. We're going to be good. We got a long ways to go, but we're going to be good," said Johnson. What does he credit this improvement to? "We got the best coaches in the country I believe. We got some of the best hearts as far as working hard," said Johnson. Part of working hard involves the off-season strength and conditioning program. The addition of Bennie Wylie as the football strength coach has helped create a solid program. "Bennie Wylie is unreal. There's not a player out here who's not in shape that's been here through the summer," said Johnson. "That's motivation for us, you know. He keeps us going."
After facing the Texas Tech receivers on a daily basis, Chad had a piece of advice for any cornerbacks who have to face them in the future. "Our opposing corners, it's time to go to work," said Johnson. "We got some good receivers and they're going to work, so I advise opposing corners to go to work also."