Your daily J'den, life-saver, medalist on one knee, and future Mizzou linebacker.
I think I speak for everyone here when I say, congrats in advance to J'den for winning the 2017 Butkus Award and becoming the first person to ever record 20 sacks and 20 interceptions in the same season.
2 days to WVU
On whether it feels different approaching a game as a head coach than it did as a coordinator ...
"I'm doing good. It's very similar. Everybody in this business is extremely highly competitive. I'm no different. I'm anxious to get our guys in position to go play well. There's just a lot of things that you want to make sure you're doing everything right for them to put them in position to do that. Defensively, offensively, kicking game, travel plans, all the stuff, we've got really good people here. We've got a great staff that I'm leaning on, and I know what my role is. I want to make sure that everybody's got the things they need to be successful.
"Every job that I do, everything that comes across my desk, if it's something that affects our touches our players, I want to make sure we're doing it at a championship level. That's the way that we're approaching things. I'm excited for our kids to have a chance to go play and have an opportunity in Week 1."
Freshman cornerback Jerod Alton from Kirkwood is enrolled and finalizing his class scheduled, Odom said. He expected Alton to take part in Wednesday’s practice. Alton had to finish a course at Kirkwood before he could enroll at Mizzou. He’ll most likely redshirt this season.
Sterk, who spent last week in Columbia before returning to San Diego, isn’t expected to testify until next week, but Burns’ attorney, Ed Chapin, claimed in his opening statement Tuesday that Sterk destroyed evidence, throwing away notes he kept on Burns a few months after she was fired despite knowing her termination might be litigated.
San Diego State’s lead attorney, David Noonan, denied that accusation in the defense’s opening statement.