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concentration will be in Dallas.Brian is going to take over Ohio. And thenErik Campbell will focus on Michigan. Phil will nothave an area specifically but he'll float, as willGreg, and we'll help out and look at players ontheir side of the football and also where they haveties.
Q. Can Eric Johnson --
COACH FERENTZ: Yeah, Eric can goanywhere, any time and he'll keep outside ofKansas City. He's going to cut that out.But what this frees him up to do is watch alot more film during the course of the day and nextyear, we have not really utilized the travel days andmoved into them during the course of the season.The problem is when a guy is on the road, he'saway from our team, and I have mixed feelings onthat. I think you work really hard to have playerson campus and we owe it to them to be here whenthey are here and especially in season.By doing this, that frees him up a little bitso if he wants to skip out for a day or two inseason, he can get out and see some prospectsand I think if you think about the guys that we lookhard at, that can be a real value for us. Theobvious players, Tony Moeaki, doesn't take a longtime to figure those out, but if this will help us getanother Karl Klug or two, that would be a realbenefit.
Q. What are some of the changes inrecruiting over the last 20 years?
COACH FERENTZ: The number onething is just the speed of it. There are a lot ofprospects out there right now, a lot of players outthere that have not been offered scholarships, andwe feel like, what have I done wrong. That's just aculture that we have created in college footballright now. It's hardly the case.Just mentioned Karl Klug, both ourquarterbacks, I'd say at least half of our roster ismade up of players that got offered during or aftersenior years. That's not uncommon. Commonsense will tell you that's the best time to evaluateplayers and prospects but that's not way it worksanymore. But by freeing Eric up to do more filmand tape evaluation of prospects and contact, andthat's nonstop now with Facebook and all thesedifferent forms of being in touch with prospects, it's just, you know, we can all be doing it 24 hours aday, all year round, but we have to coach somefootball, too.Hopefully it makes everything move a littlesmoother.
Q. Would you say the strength of thestaff is the flexibility - that they are footballcoaches first and not pigeonholed?
COACH FERENTZ: I think so. We arereally fortunate, we have a great group of guys andveteran coaches, that are really experienced. Youknow, Lester is an example. Lester is one of theonly two guys now coaching the same spot theywere at last year.But as you know Lester came here as areceivers coach and he's been a special teamscoordinator, transitioned the running backs acouple years ago and did a great job off the bat.That was part of my thinking and rationale ofmoving Reese to the defensive line. Reese is justa tremendous coach, and he may or may notremember it, but when he came here, he indicatedto me he actually preferred defense.Darrell is an excellent coach and hecoached on the offensive side of the football andthen defensive as well and played in thesecondary. So in my mind, he'll do a great job withthose guys and free those guys to roam aroundand oversee things like a coordinator does. I feelfortunate. We have a lot of teachers that are reallygood coaches.
Q. Did you anticipate that manychanges on your staff this off-season?
COACH FERENTZ: Not at all, 13 yearswith the same two coordinators, so we've reallybeen fortunate. We were probably stealing timethere a little bit. That's when changes occur. You just try to map out the best possible formula for ourprogram and you know, it's something we took alot of time thinking about and gave a lot of thoughtto every aspect of it and this is where we are attoday.But I'm really pleased with the way thingsare going and after two practices, seems likeeverybody is functioning and working well together.
Q. Is special teams still Lester andDarrell?
COACH FERENTZ: Pretty much the sameas it was. LeVar will absorb some role. Darrellhas some new challenges just with the newposition. He is going to keep the kickoff team andthen LeVar will probably assume the punt return