SENIOR CORNERBACK Corey Brown
Senior Corey Brown is a returning letterwinner who will play the season as a reserve cornerback. He has the most Division I experience of all the UNM corners and probably the best understanding of the defense. Brown's technical skills are solid, but needs to improve his strength and aggressiveness on the field. He attended the same high school - Los Angeles Westchester - as teammate Terrell Golden. This season he has one solo tackle in action vs. Texas State. In 2002 started 4 games at corner and came off the bench for six more. Brown made 23 tackles, including 15 solo stops, broke up one pass and had one interception on the year.
Question: What are your personal goals on the field for the rest of the 2003 season?
Corey Brown: "My personal goals for the rest of the season on the field is to work very hard at my position and go 100 percent in both practice and games."
Q: What is the toughest challenge of playing in the secondary?
CB: "The toughest challenge is being able to adjust to the different shifts and motions that you get from an offense. We have to be able to align in the right place, so that we can execute our defense properly."
Q: Which part of your game do you feel you need to continue to work on to become a more complete player?
CB: "The part that I need to work on to become a more complete player is my eyes. I need to work on training my eyes on being able to see the quarterbacks drop steps and getting my eyes back on the receiver. When I accomplish that how I am suppose to, then I will be a complete player."
Q: Do you prefer man-to-man coverage or zone and why?
CB: "I prefer man-to-man coverage, because this is what your really shows your skills and what type of player you really are. You are either going to buck up to the challenge or get beat everytime."
Q: What non-football talents or hobbies do you have? Which hobbies would you like to pick-up or improve off the field?
CB: "Well, besides football I play basketball and just like football, I have been playing basketball since I was little. Basketball is also the hobby I would improve off the field as well."
Q: What made you decide to come to UNM? What impressed you?
CB: "What made me decide to come to UNM was when I was at junior college, they were the only school that kept up with me. They sent me letters every week and called me more than any other school. When I visited the coaches were very straightforward on what I needed to do."
Q: Where's the toughest place you've had to play on the road and why?
CB: "The toughest place I've had to play on the road was at Texas Tech, because their fans were the worst. They called us every name you can think of and they also began throwing things at us like tortillas and cups of ice.:
Q: What's the best class you've taken at UNM and why?
CB: "The best class I have taken at UNM was C&J 344, Business and Communication Journalism. The reason is because this class helped and showed me how I needed to get prepared for the business world and I got an A+."
Q: What do you and your teammates need to do to accomplish your team goals this season?
CB: "We need to come together as a team, play as a team, help each other out when the time comes and we will accomplish our goal of winning the conference championship."
Q: What is it like to have a high school teammate in the secondary with you?
CB: "It's fun to have a high school teammate in the secondary with me, but at the same time we push each other to work hard because we know what the other is capable of doing."
Q: Who is the best team you have ever played with or against?
CB: "The best team I have ever played against was Texas Tech last season. The reason is because they had a very good quarterback, the receivers ran fast and ran very good routes and the team executed very well."