Louisville redshirt-freshman offensive lineman Renato Brown met with the local media on Monday afternoon via video conference. Brown discussed player image and likeness, increased leadership, new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, and more. Here are some takeaways from Brown’s press conference.
Offensive line unit
Brown highlighted versatility and experience as reasons for a hopeful season for the unit. Adonis Boone and Bryan Hudson are two guys that are set for big seasons, respectively.
“We’re hungry and we want to win”, Brown said. He also noted that the offensive line will look to set the tone for the offense, and the rest of the team as a whole.
New Offensive Line coach Jack Bicknell
On what playing for Bicknell has been like, Brown explained, “it’s been good; he’s more up-tempo (coaching style).” Bicknell is treating the group like professionals, but he is a humorous man by nature.
Name Image and Likeness
“We haven’t talked much about name image and likeness”, Brown said. “But we’d like to thank the governor (Andy Beshear) for making it possible.” Brown acknowledged that future meetings would take place to discuss those matters.
Leadership and Improvement
Brown admitted that the leadership role has taken awhile to adjust to, but he has placed emphasis on being a role model for the younger guys.
Brown highlights Caleb Chandler, Cole Bentley, Mekhi Becton, and Tyler Haycraft as mentors both on and off the field. All have helped him become the player he is today.
In terms of improvement, the biggest area to Brown is his first step and conditioning. Both were key points of emphasis in the spring, and will continue to be throughout the summer.