Had a nice conversation with former NDSU head coach Rocky Hager earlier this week on my story with the NDSU defense. How quickly things change in this business: on Monday, we’re doing something on this defense having the potential to be the best ever at the school. On Tuesday, there’s a Craig Bohl press conference on voter fraud allegations.
Anyway, Rocky is in his first year as the defensive line coach at Bryan College (R.I.), which plays in the Northeast Conference, the same league as Robert Morris. He was a high school coach last year in New Jersey, a job that I get the impression didn’t hold up to his high dedication of football. Rocky can talk Xs and Os all night if you let him.
You talk to a kid about something, but he may be the best basketball player in the school and probably thinking more on those lines, he said. Interesting tidbit: Rocky still gives examples of the 1986 and 1990 Bison defense as the ideal way for linemen to run to the ball.