Mike Riley and Oregon State added two assistants this off season in secondary coach Rod Perry and graduate assistant linebackers coach Trent Bray, and Riley praises each after their spring game and talks about what they bring to the table.
Riley says the great thing about having Perry on staff is that he's seen every type of system and coverage ever ran (24 seasons coaching in the NFL has that kind of advantage). "Tony Dungy called him one of the best secondary teachers he has ever been around" Riley added.
Trent Bray returned to his alma mater as a graduate assistant after working his way from a grad assistant to a full time role as the linebackers coach at Arizona State from 2009-2011.
Riley says Bray is a great coach already at a young age, and he's focusing on all the right things. "A lot of guys get into this profession and they like it because they get a car and a nice office and all that. But guys that like football and like studying and like to learn to teach it better and better, those are the real coaches, and that's what Trent is."