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Bulldog Insider feature: James Bailey

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Julia Lopez profiles Fresno State junior linebacker James Bailey.

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Julia Lopez profiles Fresno State junior linebacker James Bailey.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12451/7042424?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:45:49 +0000 Bulldog Insider feature: James Bailey Julia Lopez profiles Fresno State junior linebacker James Bailey. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12451/7042424?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KSEE andrew welcome back to the bulldog insider. nela otukolo was named to the watch list this week for the polynesian football player of the year. he's one of 48 players on that watch list. 18 career games, 73 tackles. now...james bailey is not polynesian so he's not eligible for that watch list. but he's a pretty good linebacker as well. julia lopez joins us now with his story... julia yeah, a guy that brings experience to the bulldogs' defense. julia fresno state linebacker james bailey will be a junior this season... he played in all 12 games as a freshman.. started every game as a sophomore and the team expects him to reach his potential as an upper classman... bailey is not from the valley, but no matter where he's playing... his support system is right there with him. 00-07 54-59 james bailey "my mom and dad, they go to every game. they don't miss a game. the only time they've missed a game was in high school, they both missed it, my dad for work and my mom had to take care of my sister, but they don't miss football games." julia lopez and what's so impressive about that, is james bailey's parents live in texas. so they have to travel every weekend during football season to see their youngest son play. james bailey if it's a closer game, they'll drive. like they'll probably drive to alabama but they usually fly out to here or any san diego state or anything like that. julia lopez and they'll plan accordingly for those destination spots as well. james bailey "they said they'll fly to hawaii and stay there a week for vacation, not bad for them." julia lopez yeah, solid game plan... as for on the field.... bailey brings experience to the defense... he started all 12 games last season at outside linebacker for the 'dogs and his position coach, bert watts, expects him to have a big role in their success. bert watts "he's gonna be that leader of the group ya know he's gonna be the guy out there that is a lead communicator that helps set the standard for the rest of the group with his effort, with his ability to study the game plan and be ready to go game day." jeff tedford "he' great ya know, he plays so hard, he runs to the ball, he brings a lot of energy for the defense he is a true leader for that group and we're really happy he's on our team." julia lopez along with the experience, bailey wants to bring some bounce to the defense. james bailey "just bring the intensity, when we step on the field, we bring the energy, we bring the juice, we're out there having fun, and make plays and create turnovers." bert watts "create energy, that's always a goal for our group and especially our leaders." james bailey "i just want everyone to know like yeah offense makes great plays, they had group and especially our leaders." james bailey "i just want everyone to know like yeah offense makes great plays, they had davante adams, derek carr, but we also got some players we want to come out here and show everyone that the defense can show out too." julia lopez and as far as who he wants to emulate his game after? well, there's two... james bailey "see i used to play nickel, so my favorite player all-time is eric berry. he plays safety and everything my parents are big tennessee fans so i watched him growing up so i was like i want to be like eric berry so right now, if i had to be any linebacker, it'd be luke kuechly, that man is killing it right now " [c4]lopez james bailey pkg-2 shot julia good choices... the reason why bailey wears number 7 is because one of his former teammates growing up wore 7... but his friend suffered a career-ending injury... so bailey switched jersey numbers to represent his buddy who can't play football




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