May 11, 2012

Q&A: John Neal

At the conclusion of the Oregon 2012 spring camp Duck Sports Authority caught up with defensive backs coach John Neal to get his thoughts on the progress of his unit during the 15 sessions of spring camp.

Duck Sports Authority: Coach, one of the guys I wanted to ask you about is a sophomore who flashed in last year's spring game, a young man from North Carolina, James Scales. How was his spring?

John Neal: James Scales is in the same boat as Issac Dixon. His next step is to get comfortable so he can play fast. I saw a little bit this spring of that happening. He has still got a ways to go but I'm optimistic that will happen.

DSA: How about size-wise?

JN: I want everybody to be bigger stronger and faster you know. But I also want them to know how to line up and how to execute their assignment. He is in between those worlds right now and that is because he is young. It is going to be a process, and I love that word because truly it is a process. With James it is a process in a lot of different ways. First thing is you have to know what you're doing. Once he does and he's comfortable I think that will help his confidence level.

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