Priore's weekly Big South football teleconference

Chuck Priore

Aug. 28, 2012


Charlotte, N.C. -

Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore conducted his first Big South football teleconference on Tuesday. Priore, who begins his seventh season at Stony Brook, talked about preseason camp, new personnel and Central Connecticut.

On the preseason ...

• "Camp was low maintenance with no major injuries. Just your typical nicks and bruises."
• "We challenged our guys during our padded practices and took it easy the rest of the time."
• "We got a good idea about our defensive personnel. We have some transfers and redshirt freshmen that we're excited about."

On the new personnel ...

• "We're real excited about our upperclassmen, but with Iowa transfer Marcus Coker and Maryland transfer Adrian Coxson, we've added a different level with those guys."
• "Defensively, we added Minnesota transfer Leston Simpson and Greg Melendez, who spent some time at Hofstra and Idaho State."

On Central Connecticut ...

• "Central is a quality program. They feature an option attack with some real explosive players. They got a transfer at tailback (Rob Hollomon) and a big-play type of receiver (Deven Baker). They play a lot of man-to-man defense and will challenge the running game."

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