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Video: 'I still get nervous before each practice'

Bradley Dale Peveto first worked with Mark Stoops back in 2000, and it was then that he knew that Stoops was going to make an excellent choice as a head coach some day. 

When he got the call, coach Peveto says the opportunity to join Stoops' staff to coach the safeties and special teams was a "no brainer". He adds that the support of Big Blue Nation has really impressed him since arriving in Lexington as well.

While all of that isn't necessarily surprising (you could tell from his introductory press conference that Mark Stoops was ready for the opportunity), what did catch our attention was that Peveto admits in the clip that he still gets a little nervous before each practice because he wants his guys at the top of their game.

"I still get a little knot in my stomach before each practice, because I want my guys to be perfect. I want to do a great job of coaching. I still get that nervous feeling to prepare great, to make sure everything is in order, and that you've prepared your guys."

"With that said, I think it helps you perform at a high level with a lot of emotion."

Coach Peveto puts pressure on himself to make sure his unit performing, and with a resume full of stops like LSU, Houston, and Arkansas, it's evident that the nervousness he feels before each practice helps him coach players to their full potential.

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.