Larry Mac Duff: A unique perspective
With Pro Timing Day on Wednesday, the participating Longhorns got a unique perspective from new co-defensive coordinator Larry Mac Duff. Although he has not actually coached them on the field, Mac Duff was able to give them advice from an NFL viewpoint since joining the Texas staff from the San Francisco 49ers.
"I told them the most important thing is to be confident," Mac Duff said. "You've had success in one of the top programs in the country so you've proven that you have a great deal of ability. Just be confident and relaxed and you'll do a great job. I also told them that they need to be patient and not get flustered."
After spending years in the NFL, that may have been some of the best advice he could give them, as he is fully aware that players are not only being judged on what they do, but how they conduct themselves while they're doing it.
"You might get asked the same question 30 different times from 30 different teams or be asked to do the same drill over and over again, but just be cooperative and that will go a long way," Mac Duff said.
Mac Duff spent four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and four seasons with New York Giants in addition to his extensive collegiate background that includes stops at Arizona and Hawaii among others.