Brian Cabral understands a point or 2 concerning coaching inside linebackers. The previous CU Buffs linebacker train for 23 years mentored a few of the school’s all-time greats like Butkus honor champion Matt Russell.
” Matt simply liked the video game,” stated Cabral. “He liked all the practice as well as preparation.”
He also coached a number of Buffs who were finalists for the Butkus like Ted Johnson.
” He constantly had fantastic capacity,” stated Cabral that won a Super Bowl Championship with the Chicago Bears. “He had everything you required to be a terrific linebacker.”
And Jordan Dizon.” Probably the fastest linebacker I ever before trained and he had wonderful toughness,” Cabral stated.
Now as CU’s character coach, Cabral has the chance to size up the reigning Bronco Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week Nate Landman.
” Oh, my benefits, I like enjoying him play,” stated Cabral. “He loves the blood, sweat as well as splits of what he does.”
The Hammer, as he’s recognized, is playing the most effective football of his CU job. He’s won the Pac-12 protective player of the week twice this season and is coming off a 3 sack, 11 take on performance vs. San Diego State which earned him 2 nationwide defensive gamer of the week honors.
Previously this week, Nate was called a semi-finalist for the Butkus Award.
” He has excellent reaction and also wonderful strength,” stated the previous Buff assistant trainer as well as player. “That guy is a sturdy guy.”
Time will inform if Landman can adhere to in the footsteps of a few of the CU greats before him but according to Cabral, Nate currently has.
” I was there for Russell as well as several of the finalists and he (Landman) fits right in with that whole staff.”
The Dick Butkus Award is each year provided to college football’s leading linebacker. The finalists will certainly be announced on Dec. 7 as well as the winner will certainly be determined on or before Dec. 22.