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Published November 22, 2009, 09:16 AM

Former Bison Assistant Coach heads the Seahawks' defense

(WDAY Sports) - Game planning to stop the Vikes is no easy chore, but that's exactly what Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Casey Bradley was trying to do today. WDAY 6's Trevor Peterson caught up with the former Bison assistant.

By: Trevor Peterson, WDAY

(WDAY Sports) - Game planning to stop the Vikes is no easy chore, but that's exactly what Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Casey Bradley was trying to do today. WDAY 6's Trevor Peterson caught up with the former Bison assistant.

In just a few short years, Casey Bradley has gone from assistant at NDSU to defensive coordinator in the NFL; from scheming against South Dakota State to scheming against Peyton Manning and today, Brett Favre.

“To watch film and watch how they operate, how they take care of different situations is amazing.

How different is it from being the linebackers coach in Tampa to the Defensive Coordinator in Seattle?

“It's a great responsibility, to be in charge of the whole defense. I got a lot of help and Jim Mora, he's been in the league for 27 years, I can bounce ideas off him, it's not a one man job, it's a great responsibility that I cherish everyday.”

Are you a better coach today than you were four or five years ago when you were in college?

“I’ve seen more things, I don't know if it makes it better, it's been a learning process, but so far so good.”

Do you still follow the Bison football team every now and then?

“I talk to Brent Vigen and Craig Bohl, and I follow them. All the players in Seattle know North Dakota State and the Bison, they know my passion for the Bison and how strong I feel for them.”

Could Casey Bradley one day ascend the ranks from Defensive Coordinator to Head Coach? Only time will tell, judging by today's performance, there' still plenty of work to do. Heading into today's game the Seahawks defense was ranked 18th in the league.

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