Michigan State Offensive Coordinator Dave Warner Talks Offense, TE, QB andÂ RB
Dave Warner: Jack Conklin, who obviously started a lot of games for us and played a lot of football for us last year, is probably one of our most improved linemen. Heâ€™s turned into a force up front for us.
Q: For the offense in the scrimmage, you just have done a few things well, too.
WARNER: We did. We did. Yeah, we did. We had some big plays. We created some things. As always, it comes down to guys making plays. You know? Guys making big-time throws, big-time catches, big-time runs. We had a few of those last week.
Q: Not common early in the spring a lot of times, is it?
WARNER: No, not normally. But again, we feel like weâ€™ve got some pretty decent experience. The learning curve isnâ€™t as great as it was this time a year ago.
Q: Howâ€™s Tyler Oâ€™Connor doing?
WARNER: Doing well. Played pretty good a week ago. Weâ€™re looking for him to keep coming on. One of those guys, one of those quarterbackâ€™s gotta be coming on.
Q: What kind of winter did Josiah have? He got on the field last year, helped ya. He was just a teenager a few months ago.
WARNER: Yeah, heâ€™s a very mature teenager though. Heâ€™s very serious and goes about his business. Heâ€™s just a guy thatâ€™s gonna continue to get better, I think.
Q: Do you see a different Josiah Price having last year under his belt?
WARNER: I think. Yeah. I think. But heâ€™s still smart enough, mature enough to know that heâ€™s got a lot of areas he can improve on. Coach Bollman does a great job trying to continue to grow those guys and teach them new things. Josiahâ€™s a very quick learner. He just needs to continue to grow in a lot of areas.
Q: How do you like Jeremy LangfordÂ at 210? I know he put the weight onâ€¦
WARNER: Like him. Yeah. He looks good to me. It doesnâ€™t appear that heâ€™s lost any speed.
Q: Whatâ€™s the biggest difference between now and a year ago for Jeremy?
WARNER: I think itâ€™s just a confidence thing with him. You can say that about a lot of our guys. But after last year and what we did and what Jeremy did, I think heâ€™s just very confident. I think heâ€™s leadingâ€¦this is his last year coming up. Heâ€™s paid the price here, for sure. Coach says things happen for a reason. For whatever reason they happened to Jeremy, bounced around, but now heâ€™s found his spot and heâ€™s got one more year to show it.