BDN chats up Duke LB Kelby Brown

BDN was on hand for today’s weekly football press conference and we caught up to Duke LB Kelby Brown who relishes the role of a leader on defense.

Now that you have a couple of wins, does this create a hunger for more?

Having two straight wins, we’re trying to take advantage and build on that.  I think the more we win the hungrier we’ll get so it’s a great feeling and it’s awesome finally getting a home win. The campus was alive and everybody was excited and people were coming up saying great game and that’s something that we love.  So, the hunger is building and building.

The defense played well against Tulane and only let up a touchdown in the 4th quarter.  Can elaborate about the comfort level with the 4-2-5 defense?

Each week we’ve gained a little more confidence in our defensive scheme.  Obviously last week was a great chance to say, hey look, were going to stop this team and they’re not going to do anything against us and for most of the game that is pretty much how it went.

You are just a sophomore but already a leader on this team.  Can you speak to that?

It’s something that I am kind of used to in that I was a leader in high school.  Even last year I had to kind of step up and lead as a freshman because I am a real vocal person,  so I did to try and keep the energy up on the field.  It’s something that I love to do.  Being a leader is just natural for me.

How tough was it to lose Kenny Anunike for the season?

Hard hit!  He was playing so well and made big play after big play.  He is such a great person to so it is a huge loss.  We have to move forward and have great guys behind him but a tough loss such a good guy.