Mongalo set to join Bulls staff

first_img Posted in Bulls, Super Rugby, Top headlines Tagged Bulls, Joey Mongalo, Lions Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images ‘ Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine  1651  123 AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Joey Mongalo ‘ Published on May 26, 2020 ‘ Mongalo set to join Bulls staff Joey Mongalo is set to leave the Lions to join Vodacom Bulls director of rugby Jake White’s staff as the new defence coach. DYLAN JACK reports.SARugbymag.co.za has reliably learned that Mongalo will be announced as the Bulls’ new defence coach as White continues his shake-up of their coaching staff.Mongalo was schooled at Pretoria Boys’ High where he played for their 1st XV and notably helped them to beat rivals Affies in 2003 – so his return is a kind of homecoming. He has also played for the Blue Bulls U20, U21 and Vodacom Cup teams as well as the Junior Springboks, Emerging Springboks and UP-Tuks.The 35-year-old was a key part of the Lions set-up under Johan Ackermann, and then Swys de Bruin, as he oversaw the team’s defensive structures. He was also highly successful as head coach of the Lions U19 team in 2016 and 2017.Since being left out of the senior coaching staff, Mongalo has continued to consult the University of Witwatersrand’s Varsity Cup side and has been coaching attack with the Lions’ Rugby Challenge and U21 teams. He also last year earned his honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Johannesburg.White has already brought in former Stormers assistant coach Russell Winter as the Bulls’ new forwards coach. The rest of the Bulls coaching staff will be announced live at 8am on Wednesday.last_img read more

Steelers top pick Dupree hoping to be quick study

first_imgKentucky linebacker Bud Dupree poses for photos his mother Sophia Stephens, upon arriving for the first round of the 2015 NFL Football Draft at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Bud Dupree isn’t one for humble bragging, but he’s willing to make an exception just this once.“God blessed me with being a smart individual,” the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker said when pressed on where his photographic memory comes from. “If I see it one time and I do it one time, I know it. I really don’t have to study that much and I just stick with it. It’s always been a gift I feel.”One Dupree was forced to rely on during an eventful four years at Kentucky, where he morphed from hyper-athletic tight end to inside linebacker to defensive end to, finally, outside linebacker. Everywhere he went, he flourished. Having a 6-foot-4, 270-pound frame that can do just about anything helped. So did an open mind.The Steelers’ first round pick wasn’t exactly thrilled when then Kentucky coach Joker Phillips approached him at the end of that first training camp and asked him if he would mind moving over to defense.Dupree chose Kentucky over Georgia Tech specifically because the Yellow Jackets saw him as a hybrid linebacker/defensive end type. And now here the Wildcats were, weeks after he walked onto campus, asking him to do the same thing.“I was with the (starters) on offense,” Dupree said with a laugh. “Then all of a sudden I got switched? They asked me and I said no. The next week they asked me and I said no. They asked me again and I was thinking about transferring.”Figuring out that resistance was futile, Dupree decided to use what little leverage he had left by acceding to the staff’s wishes with one caveat: he has to wear No. 2. Why? Call it a commitment to Dupree’s personal philosophy for self-improvement.“Work like you’re No. 2, trying to be No. 1,” he said.BUD DUPREEFour years later, somewhat improbably, he was. The Steelers made Dupree the 22nd overall pick in the draft, impressed by his size, versatility and the notion that he’s an unfinished product. While admittedly still raw in some areas, Dupree still managed 23 1/2 sacks with the Wildcats, including 7 1/2 last fall. He immersed himself in new coach Mark Stoops’ defense. The similarities between Stoops’ design and the 3-4 scheme the Steelers run is remarkable.“If you can play at Kentucky, you can play at the Steelers,” Dupree said. “It’s just more of a competition level. Now instead of certain individuals are good, everybody is good and that’s the big turnaround, having to play against the best 11 every time.”And that’s the part of the transition that will take some getting used to. Dupree could do worse for tutors, with five-time Pro Bowler James Harrison the wise old sage and Jarvis Jones as the slightly older brother. Jones arrived in Pittsburgh as a first-round pick two years ago but has struggled to stay healthy. He showed signs last fall before a busted wrist forced him to miss more than half the season.Jones understands the pressure that comes when you’re taken in the first round. His advice to Dupree is to not let it affect the way you go about your business.“I can show him the right way for the Steelers and what he needs to do to stay positive when things get tough,” Jones said. “He can’t worry about what people are saying. He can only control certain things, like coming out here and working hard every single day and just doing his job.”If that job includes Dupree getting to the quarterback, all the better. The Steelers managed just 33 sacks in 2014, 26th in the league. It’s a number that desperately needs to improve if they want to stay on top in one of the NFL’s more competitive divisions. New defensive coordinator Keith Butler will likely be a bit more outwardly aggressive than Hall of Fame predecessor Dick LeBeau, who preferred confusing opponents by disguising coverages rather than just taking the brakes off the seven and letting them go.That’s fine by Dupree, who insists he has no sack number in mind for 2015. He’s barely been a pro a month. He understands expectations are part of the game. He’d just prefer the understated approach that’s served him so well for so long. This is a guy, after all, who had his high school’s nickname “Wilco” tattooed on his left leg during his freshman year at Kentucky so people could say he never forget where he came from.Give Dupree some time to learn, a chance to look at some film then do it in practice and he’ll take his chances when the lights come on for real.“I can do a lot of things,” he said. “Not just rushing the passer. I’ve always been a team first guy. That’s not going to change no matter what they want to do with me.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more