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Talich Brothers Feature

Written by on July 31, 2020

EARLIER IN THE WEEK I CAUGHT UP WITH THE WILLIAMS FAMILY AND TODAY I CONTINUE THAT FAMILY DYNAMIC THIS TIME FOCUSING ON ANOTHER PAIR OF BROTHERS NIC AND LUKE TALICH. NIC, GOING INTO HIS SENIOR YEAR HAS PUT ON 15 POUNDS OF MUSCLE AND HAS ALREADY RECIEVED A COLLEGE OFFER TO PLAY AT THE SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES. WITH CODY FOOTBALL’S BIGHORN ANKLE AND FOOT CAMP FINISHED, NIC TALKS ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE OUT ON THE FIELD IN SOME CAPACITY.

“WELL IT’S JUST AWESOME. YOU KNOW, FOOTBALL IS OUR FIRST LOVE. LOVE BEING OUT HERE WITH EVERYONE. NICE TO THROW THE PIGSKIN AROUND AND LITTLE BIT AND JUST GET ON THE FIELD WITH EVERYONE.” NIC GOES ON TO TALK ABOUT WHAT LAST WEEK’S CAMP FOCUS WAS. “SO OUR OFFENSE AND DEFENSIVE COORDINATORS HAVE CHANGED THIS YEAR. IT’S GOING TO BE COACH TALICH AT DEFENSE AND COACH MCFADDEN AT OFFENSE. SO IT’S AN INSTALL CAMP. SO WE’RE PRETTY MUCH PUTTING IN WHAT WE’RE GOING TO CHANGE THIS YEAR AND WHAT WE’RE GOING TO RUN IN THE NEXT YEAR.”

WHILE NIC HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK ALL OFF-SEASON WORKING ON HIS CRAFT, HE’LL BE LOOKED UPON AS AN EVEN BIGGER ROLE MODEL AND LEADER THIS SEASON AND SAYS LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN A BIG FOCUS OF HIS THIS SUMMER.

JUST KIND OF BRINGING EVERYONE TOGETHER. WE HAVE A REAL SMALL (SENIOR) CLASS. SO I THINK THAT IF WE CAN STAY STRONG AS A SENIOR CLASS AND BRING THE YOUNGER CLANSMEN UP WITH US, WE’LL BE REAL TOUGH TO BEAT THIS NEXT YEAR. THE SENIOR CLASS LAST YEAR DEFINITELY LEFT A MESSAGE WITH US, JUST HOW TO PLAY, AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING NOW. I MEAN WE DON’T HAVE TO FILL ANY SHOES BECAUSE THOSE (YOUNGER) GUYS ARE GONNA. I DON’T THINK THAT’S SOMETHING WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT. I THINK WE’LL BE REAL GOOD. THE SENIOR CLASS DID LEAVE A LEGACY LAST YEAR AND THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO DO THIS YEAR.”

GOING INTO THIS SEASON THE BRONC FOOTBALL TEAM WILL FEATURE A LOT OF YOUTH AND NIC TALKS ABOUT HOW IMPROVING THAT LEADERSHIP CAN PLAY A BIG ROLE FOR THIS TEAM.

“WE’RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO BRING IT. WE’RE YOUNG. WE’RE STILL BETTER THAN EVERYONE IS WHAT WE KIND OF NEED TO BRING, AND I THINK WE REALLY ARE. SO WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF THOSE GUYS. KEATON (STONE) IS GOING TO HELP A LOT, CALEB PRYOR’S GOING TO HELP A LOT, BRICE STEWART IS STEPPING INTO A NEW POSITION, HE’S GOING TO BE REAL GOOD. JUST ALL OF THOSE GUYS ARE GOING TO HELP US A LOT, ON WHATEVER IT IS, SCOUT TEAM, ON THE FIELD, IT DOESN’T MATTER.”

LUKE BLOSSOMED INTO QUITE THE ATHLETE HIS FRESHMAN YEAR, TOOK OVER AS THE STARTING SAFETY HALFWAY THROUGH LAST SEASON AND WAS A GO TO PLAYER ON THE HARDWOOD FOR BRONC BASKETBALL IN THE WINTER. LUKE ON WHAT HE’S BEEN WORKING ON THE MOST THIS OFF-SEASON.

“I WAS TOLD TO START PLAYING QUARTERBACK. SO THIS YEAR I’M JUST TRYING TO WORK ON MY SPIRAL AND MY THROW. WE’VE BEEN THROWING ALL SUMMER WITH PORTER (LEE) AND CALEB (PRYOR) AND EVEN WHEN HUNTER (HAYS) WAS HERE WE WERE THROWING A LOT WITH HIM. YEAH, I’M JUST TRYING TO GET BETTER AT MY MECHANICS AND AT QUARTERBACK. YEAH, I CAN GET BETTER IN ALL ASPECTS, LIKE WITH THE FOOTWORK AND DEFENSE AND EVERYTHING. ALL AROUND PRETTY MUCH.”

IT’S BEEN NOTED HOW SPECIAL THE 2020 GRADUATING CLASS WAS AND LUKE SAYS WHAT THEY’VE DONE FOR THE PROGRAM IS A LEGACY HE LOOKS TO CONTINUE.

“YEAH, ALL THOSE GUYS ARE JUST GREAT LEADERS AND I TRY AND TAKE THAT AWAY FROM THEM CAUSE THEY’RE… YOU GOTTA REALIZE HOW POWERFUL THAT CLASS WAS AND MY BROTHER WAS REALLY GOOD BUDDIES WITH ALL OF THEM, SO I WAS REALLY CLOSE TO PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THEM. THEY’RE JUST ROLE MODELS TO ME AND I’LL TAKE THAT LEADERSHIP AWAY FROM THEM, HOPEFULLY.”

SPEAKING OF HIS OLDER BROTHER, LUKE SAYS IT’S AMAZING TO PLAY THE GAME THEY BOTH LOVE TOGETHER AND ADDS WHAT HE’S LEARNED THE MOST FROM NIC.

“WELL NIC, HE’S A VERY HUMBLE KID AND I REALLY LIKE THAT ABOUT HIM. HE ALWAYS GIVES CREDIT TO THE OTHER PERSON. HE’S ALWAYS WORKING WHEN NO ONE’S LOOKING. YEAH, I’M JUST TRYING TO BE LIKE HIM, KINDA, PRETTY MUCH.”

THE TALICH BROTHERS LOOK TO BE AN INTEGRAL PIECE OF THE CODY BRONC FOOTBALL TEAM THIS FALL AND STAY TUNED TO THE BIG HORN RADIO NETWORK FOR MORE ON ALL OF CODY ATHLETICS.


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