Deon Hollins talked after practice this week. If you can't play the video above, try the version below.
On the switch to the 4-3:
It's more my world, more rushing. We're still putting in a lot of plays. We keep it pretty basic for spring. Probably be an 80-20 deal.
On if the change affected his offseason:
They have a specific role, so I don't want to overthink things. I want to be the same player I am. More technique wise, I want to stay the player I know I can be. More of a pass-rush specialist. As different games roll around, depending on who we play, the lineup and matchups are different. Some games, we want to create the mismatches.
On how he's improved:
I've been working with a lot of specialists. A lot of technical things. Hand movement, a lot of small things add up to big changes. You add all those up and they lead to big changes.
On who he worked with:
Some guys who are very respected in the game.
On working with the Angus:
It's a whole different world. Angus was a longtime offensive coach, so his perspective on the offensive line has paid dividends. Reading down and distance, knowing what the coordinator is thinking. From a handfighting perspective, it's night and day. It's coach with Coach Bradley, he was a linebacker coach at Penn State, so we get that same perspective.
On if he's dropping much:
As the days go on, and we get more and more plays, that's pretty much a role for me. We had a pretty good showing today. As time goes on, it's going to be for me, a 75-25% deal. Definitely more than last year.