Brashton Satele is moving from MLB to DE

About moving Brashton to #1 left DE and moving Mana Lolotai to #1 MLB, Mac said:
“We want to get our best 11 guys on the field, and this is one of the ways to do it. Brashton Satele is one our top players. He’s one of our playmakers. We think he can do a really good job over there.” (HA)

HA Note: “Satele, who is 6 feet 2, weighed 259 pounds during Junior Pro Day testing last month. McMackin said the position change means that Satele can “fill out naturally” to a heavier weight. McMackin said Lolotai had a successful spring and deserves to enter training camp as a No. 1 player. Satele’s move means that there will be new full-time starters at 10 defensive positions. Right defensive end Fetaiagogo Fonoti is the lone returning full-time starter. R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane, who is listed as the No. 1 weakside linebacker, started four of 14 games last season.”

About being listed as a #1 CB, Tank Hopkins said:
“It feels good, but I know I still need to do better.” (HA)

About how he’s gained 10 pounds since January (he’s now 5’10”, 170 pounds) said:
“It’s hard for me to gain weight. I want to get to 175 before the season starts. I think I can do that if I keep working hard and doing the right things.” (HA)

HA Note: “One of the interesting moves was Jake Heun, who did not play last season because of a herniated disc, moving from running back to middle linebacker. He is listed as Lolotai’s top understudy.”


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