Thanks to Leland Wong for transcribing!
Lindsay Brauner (LB): It's Lindsay Brauner here with Coach Ingram after the first day of spring ball. Coach Ingram, thanks for joining us.
Coach Pierre Ingram (PI): Yeah, definitely. Glad to be here.
LB: How do you think practice went?
PI: It was good--first day with the running backs and the defense, we don't have pads on, so you can't really get a true analysis of what's going on, but the guys were energetic and they had a good time out here practicing.
LB: Were there any guys that stood out to you as particularly well-conditioned or really explosive players?
PI: I think the O-line stood out. They were effective in the run game today and our pass protection. The guys were flying around and they had a bunch of different linebackers and defensive linemen coming at them and they did a good job protecting.
LB: What is your favorite part of Berkeley so far?
PI: Favorite part of Berkeley... Um, I would say Telegraph. There's so much, so many different varieties of food and personalities and entertainment right up and down Telegraph. You see so many different things and I think that makes Berkeley intriguing
LB: Who's the goofiest guy you coach?
PI: [Brendan] Bigelow. Has to be Bigelow. He is a clown; I hope he isn't a class clown, but he's a clown in our meeting room and always keeping it energetic and keeping it fun, so I would probably say Bigelow is the best guy at describing that.
LB: What do you think went best today during the practice?
PI: I think tempo. The guys understand it and have been working on it on their own, so transitioning into the first day of practice, they've been having a good [day].
LB: What's the weirdest question you've ever been asked in an interview?
PI: I mean, like, people get personal and they ask, "are you good at dancing?" and that sort of stuff. There isn't anything that crazy--my life hasn't been that crazy so I don't have a crazy question. "Best impersonation of a coach?" That's one you don't want to do cuz you don't want to get fired!
LB: How about a player?
PI: A player? Uh... Let's see... Zach Kline: "Coach! Wassup? Ah! *slicks back hair*" You know, just kinda California surf. That's so Kline--he comes up with his skateboard and he walks in there all nonchalant. He's one of my favorite guys. I love Kline.
LB: Coach Ingram, thank you so much for joining us.
PI: Glad to be here. Thank you for having me.