Football: Chryst believes Wilcox is ‘great fit’ as new defensive coordinator

first_imgWhen asked about his new defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox in a press conference Monday, University of Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst said the same thing time and time again to describe Wilcox.“I really do think it’s a great fit for our staff and for our players and for this program,” Chryst said.That “great fit” that Chryst described numerous times has some big shoes to fill after the highly-touted and successful defensive coordinator Dave Aranda left to take the same position at LSU.Football: Wisconsin to hire Justin Wilcox as new defensive coordinatorThe Wisconsin football team is close to finalizing a deal to hire former University of Southern California defensive coordinator Justin Read…But for Wilcox, he’s not going to let those lofty expectations affect how he approaches the job.“I think when you start adding in external things you might lose track of what’s really important and that’s just preparing the team as best you can,” Wilcox said. “There are great coaches on the staff, again, I’m just a piece of it.”Any adversity Wilcox may see in his first season as the Badgers new defensive coordinator will be nothing that he hasn’t seen before.After finding success as a defensive coordinator at Boise State, Tennessee and Washington, Wilcox hit a rough patch when holding the same position at USC for the past two seasons. Not only was his head coach Steve Sarkisian forced to step down due to substance abuse problems, but Wilcox was also fired before the team’s bowl game.Wilcox, however, is looking at the situation he’s been in optimistically. He’s embracing it as just another chapter in his life, and he is more than ready for what is to come next.“That’s life in general,” Wilcox said. “Rarely do [things] go exactly how you planned them to go, so it’s when you do have a little adversity here or there that really makes you who you are.”In terms of what Wilcox is expected to bring to the team’s defensive system, Chryst hopes he will bring in a similar strategy to that of Aranda.Not only does the new defensive coordinator plan on implementing the same 3-4 defensive scheme that Aranda had in place, but the two also have a history together, according to Wilcox.When Aranda was coaching at Hawaii and Wilcox was at Boise, they had been in constant communication for a number of years and shared thoughts regarding “football things.”“I watched a lot of tape, we had shared ideas and things like that,” Wilcox said. “There is a lot of similarity. Some of the language may differ a little bit, but they played excellent defense. There is no doubt about it.”And while the current and former defensive coordinators see eye-to-eye, Chryst believes that he and his new assistant see eye-to-eye as well.Wilcox was not on top of the head coach’s list of potential replacements once Aranda told Chryst he was leaving, but Chyrst had heard enough about Wilcox that he wanted to find out more.What he found out was that Wilcox was a “great fit” for what he and the program were looking for.“The more I talked to people, and specifically when I talked to Justin, I got more energy,” Chryst said. “I’m excited for him to be coaching our kids.”last_img read more


first_imgThe census form is to be filled out on April 24th.Sunday 24 April is Census night and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is reminding people of Donegal to fill out their form and Make their Mark. A total of 4,663 enumerators will deliver forms to over 2 million addresses across the country in the lead up to census night.The CSO is sharing advice to people on how to complete their census form. Deirdre Cullen, CSO Senior Statistician with responsibility for the census said, “The census of population, carried out every five years, is very important because it shows how we, as a country, have changed and are changing over time. It allows us to plan for the Ireland of tomorrow and give vital input to important decisions on where to build new schools, where transport is needed, where the population is aging and in need of more support.”The census form contains 30 questions which must be answered in respect of each individual who is present in the household on the night.In addition, there are eleven questions that relate to the dwelling itself, as well as a place for people who are temporarily away to be included as part of the household.Up to six people can be included on the form and additional forms can be requested from the enumerator if required. Deirdre Cullen continued, “The form is quite straightforward to fill out and most questions require just a simple mark. You can find more information about the questions on the form on the census web site – – or your enumerator will answer any questions you have. Alternatively, people can call the census helpline on local 1850 2016 04.”For those whose first language is not Irish or English a translation of the census form is available in 21 different foreign languages. Other resources which are available to assist people with filling out the census form include large print, Braille and audio versions of the census form. You can also find a helpful video on how to fill out your form here.All of these resources and much more information about the census, including the results from the last census in 2011, are available on the census website at things to remember about filling out your census form:1. Your census form must be completed on the night of Sunday, 24 April 2. Mark boxes with a ¯ rather than a tick3. Use black or blue coloured pen only4. Your enumerator is there to answer any question you have and the Census helpline is also available on Locall 1850 2016 045. If there are more than 6 people in your house on Sunday 24th April, ask your enumerator for a blue form for each additional person. SO HOW SHOULD DONEGAL PEOPLE FILL OUT THEIR CENSUS FORMS? was last modified: April 7th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:census formsdonegallast_img read more