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Mock taking to the O
Aaron Mock - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
After 17 years on the defensive side if the ball, Aaron Mock will take the reigns as the new offensive coordinator for the Bradwell Institute Tigers.
Mock was the defensive back coach during the Tigers 2006 season, but said he was excited about the challenge of moving over to the offense.
“I’ve been here 17 years and I’ve worked with the defensive line and backs and it is exciting to begin working with the technique players,” he said.
Mock took over the offensive coordinator position after Blake Duncan, who spent only one season with the Tigers, decided to leave the team.
Mock is pleased to have both D’Ante Day and his brother Demario Day returning as running backs and said it was like having bookends on each side in their wing T offense.
He also feels that regardless of who is quarterbacking, the running backs need to have the same hand skills as receivers.
“In the type of offense we run our running backs can be looked at as receivers as well, so they have to have the hand skills of a receiver as well as being good ball carriers,” he said.
Mock said overall the confidence in the Tiger’s passing game has grown. He is also looking forward to developing the offense.
Bradwell head coach Jim Walsh said this year he plans to develop more of the passing game and Mock feels this will complement their current roster of experienced players and help him to learn more from the offensive perspective.
“It’s exciting. It’s a learning experience and I’m having fun and I’m enjoying it,” he said.
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