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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 26, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED OLUME 26, ISSUE 5 46 C KIRK BARRON QB COACH TIM LESTER N ew quarterbacks coach Tim Lester surely tells David Blough, Elijah Sindelar and Aaron Banks when they do some- thing right. But at this point in the development of the young QBs, it's much more about pointing out what's wrong — and then specifically work- ing on a way to fix it. Whether it be improper footwork, misidentifying a blitz and sliding to the wrong protection, reading a coverage incor- rectly or not getting perfect body placement on a receiver on a pass, Lester is addressing issues quickly. And though Lester has been coaching them for only a handful of months, his guys are intently listening, taking the criticism and working diligently to get better. Because Lester isn't only speaking from a coach's perspective, he's speaking as a guy who has applied those real-game lessons to their situations. At Western Michigan, Lester threw for 11,300 yards and 89 TDs. So when Lester calls for greatness — he's not willing for players to want to be "good" — he doesn't just mean it, he expects it. In Focus Photos by TPaul Sadler (Lester), Brian Neubert (Barron)

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