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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 27, ISSUE 5 22 rience, they can make plays. We have a few guys up front who when they're healthy can do a good job. I'm looking for them to play well." Q: You didn't do very much with special teams this spring. Do you have enough answers there exiting the spring? Brohm: "It all starts with the guys kicking and returning. I do feel like our placekicker, J.D. (Dellinger), has made some strides and from what I've seen, I thought he did a very good job. I feel confident that when the season starts, he'll be ready to go. I think the guy behind him is not too far behind. So I feel good there. I think our long snapper (Ben Makowski) is somebody we can count on that'll be accurate and you won't even notice him, which is good. Our punter (Joe Schopper) has experience. While I would have liked to have seen him punt better in the spring game, I think he's done some good things. I think the backup behind him has challenged him as well. So I think it starts there. We do have to find the right kick returners. "When it comes to schemes and what we're doing, I feel very confident there. We didn't show much of that. We did more fundamentals and technique to make sure we're ready to go. But I think probably the main thing we need to work on is getting a true kickoff guy. We're working with the guys we have, and we're always open to anything as well because I think it's important to try to get the ball to the end zone." Q: How would you evaluate the quarterback position coming out of the spring? Brohm: "We want David (Blough) to continue to improve. He has all the 1241 Cumberland Ave, Suite B West Lafayette, IN 47906 Phone: 765-497-0197 www.bankerinvestmentgroup.com A Fee-Based Investment Advisor located in the Purdue Research Park 25+ Years of Investment Management Experience Bill Banker, President Purdue University Alumnus '85 Purdue Baseball Alumnus '81-'85 When I say "good," you say "neighbor." P097313.1 State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL Call me for your insurance needs and see how it feels to be on a #1 team. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. ® CALL ME TODAY. Now that's teamwork. Trent B Johnson, Agent 249 E State Street West Lafayette, IN 47906 Bus: 765-743-9595 trentismyagent.com TUNE IN TO KEEP UP Gold and Black Radio GoldAndBlack.com

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