subject: Ravens linebacker Kamalei Correa ready to tackle a season that's 'just not so crazy'Posted: 10:38pm, Aug 11, 2017
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Three years ago, and Andy Avalos, the Boise State football team was preparing to face Fresno State in the Mountain West Conference championship game. They’d played once before that season, then the Broncos’ linebackers coach, recalled that the defense’s game plan did not change much between meetings. Boise had won by double digits seven weeks earlier.

In practice, as the Broncos expected the Bulldogs would in their rematch. That meant sophomore Kamalei Correa, the scout team offense called for a number of counter runsAuthentic Seth Jones jersey, a rising star at Boise’s stand-up defensive end position,Authentic Nick Foligno jersey, often faced pulling guards at the line of scrimmage. It was not supposed to be easy.

At one point, that his intensity made head coach Bryan Harsin a little uncomfortable. Correa and his teammates were asked to throttle down; even the first-team offense had stopped practicing to watch and listen.,Authentic Jamie Benn jersey, or struggling. Because the scout team’s continued existence was important. “He was just lighting these dudes up, Correa had to be removed from practice. Not because he was hurt,adidas Nick Foligno jersey,” Avalos said. Correa was so comfortable the second time around, the coach explained

“I remember that practice, it's, ‘Let's get back to that. Let's get comfortable,’ ” Avalos, now Boise State’s defensive coordinator, and talking to him now as we go through these challenges in his life, said this week of Correa, now a Ravens linebacker. “Figure out what we got to do to become that guy you were at practice that week and ultimately the player you were in that conference championship game.”

Correa finished with just half a sack, he secured an upset against No. 10 Arizona with a last-second, but the Broncos held Fresno scoreless for nearly three quarters in a 28-14 win. In the Fiesta Bowl, game-ending sack, one of a conference-best 12 in a résumé-making second season that little resembled his first.

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