April 23, 2014

Pelini, Martinez ready for the offense to get going–Big Red Report (AUDIO)

Bo Pelini says he’s excited about the offense and expects them to play hard and be physical right out of the gate. Despite a new staff and new faces, there is one thing we know for sure about this Southern Miss. team, the return of All-Conference USA senior defensive lineman Jamie Collins.

The Golden Eagles return three of their top tacklers from a year ago, when they finished the season 12-2 and were Conference USA champions. Several players made reference to the defense’s speed and specifically talked about the possible first-rounder… including quarterback Taylor Martinez.

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Taylor’s worked on a new throwing delivery this offseason and while he has always been known for his running, if he had to put a percentage on it. He says he would much rather pass.

Offensive coordinator Tim Beck says he sees a different Martinez from a year ago when he was trying to pick up Beck’s system.