VIDEO: Odighizuwa on Senior Year

Senior defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa talks about his health heading into his final year and what different roles he's expecting to play in the defense...

Owamagbe Odighizuwa:

On fall camp so far:
Everything is good. I feel really good about the situation and being able to practice and getting ready for my last season, a great season. It's good to be out here and working.

On what he worked on in offseason:
Everything leading up to the offseason. I was just telling myself, everything I want to be, all the goals for myself, I'll accomplish by working hard. Taking one day at a time, focusing on details that will make me better at my position. When I went into spring, I really had the mindset that I didn't miss a beat, that I didn't take a step back, and to go in there like I never left. That's my mindset now. It was awesome. I'm glad I had a great spring. I put in a lot of work behind the scenes.

On what details he's working on:
I'm just watching a lot of film. A lot of film on offensive tackles, protection, really working on becoming a great pass rusher. I'm confident in stopping the run, with my speed and working on taking my game to the next level. Working on sets, protections and pass-rushing. After that, it was just applying.

On the toughest tackle to go against:
They're all very talented, they all have a different game they bring. Some guys are quicker, others are stronger, others are a little bit of both. With that, I have to bring a different move. I would say they're all pretty good. i could name something I like about everyone of them.

On Malcolm Bunche:
He's strong, physical guy. It's a lot of fun going against him and really working on how to beat him with a pass rush. He's a fun guy to go against. He's strong and going to be good for us this year.

On dropping into coverage:
I feel comfortable, but for me it's just about learning it. If I learn it and lock it in to my head, it's a wrap. I'm confident to do those things. I enjoyed it in the spring, I'll enjoy it now whenever they ask me to do it.

On Jacob Tuioti-Mariner:
I took in all the freshman under my wing. They're a very talented bunch, the sky is the limit for them. I'm just grateful to be in the position to teach them and guide them in the right direction. Jacob is a very athletic guy. He's going to be a good one if he keeps working hard and stays focused. He has the right attitude and is coachable.

On multiple looks from the defense:
I think it's a little more because we have more guys to do things and then the confidence that Coach Brick has in us. We have more looks, a bunch of different looks that we'll see this year and what allows us to do that is the guys. Keeping each other accountable to run this defense. Our goal is to really be great at everything that we have been learning so we can be a great defense. Knowing that, we'll be able to be diverse.


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