Georgia State defensive coordinator John Thompson answered a few questions earlier this week ahead of Friday’s season-opener against Clark Atlanta at the Georgia Dome:
Q: What concerned you most after last year and how does that area look so far?
A: We’ve got to play better against the run. People can say it’s the d-line or linebackers, but it involves a little bit of everything. We’ve made some adjustments to be better against the run. It’s more of a team commitment to play more physical, more gap control, be more responsible.
Q: Which unit has improved most during August?
A: I think we’ve improved … our d-line has played better. Our d-line has been more committed to doing the right things. We’ve got good things at linebacker and secondary.
The way the game is now, it comes down to being physical upfront.
Q: Are you surprised how quickly you’ve been able to build depth?
A: It’s helped our depth with some of the packages. Some of these guys have played some ball. It’s helped