Q&A with coach Mark Atuaia

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Spencer Shamo on June 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Updated: June 26, 2013 1:22 pm
What are your expectations going into the season?
“They’re tempered right now. I’m trying to make sure we get our guys aligned with what coach Anae and coach Mendenhall want us to do. Quite frankly, I believe we’re moving in that direction. There is always room for improvement. My expectations are we’re going to follow whatever they say.”
What is the next level for the running backs?
“Right now I think we can improve on a lot of things. We've got a lot of talented guys in our group, but if we just rest on those laurels we’re not going to go anywhere.  I think we have a lot of opportunity now to get better."
Who’s the toughest coach on the offensive staff?
“Don’t ask them (the other offensive coaches), but I’m going to say Jason Beck, how about that? Just so I make Guy Holliday, Garett Tujague and coach Anae mad. Jason Beck, the toughest dude on offense!”
What have you been doing over the summer?
“Recruiting never stops in this job, so we’ve been recruiting a lot and holding summer camps which are going on today. This job is always busy, and you’re always doing things. Different aspects of your job are done at different times of the year, so I don’t think our workload ever stops.”