You've said you want Colorado to get its swagger back. What do you mean by that?
JE: You have to have an identity. When teams are confident in what they do and how they do things, that's how swagger comes about. It's about being confident that you're going to win, how you're going to win and confident that the other team isn't going to stop you.
SI: WHAT DID YOU TELL THE TEAM WHEN YOU WERE HIRED?
JE: WE ARE FOCUSED ON BUILDING A PROGRAM, AND BUILDING IT THE RIGHT WAY.
What's your biggest concern?
JE: We need to improve the most on special teams. I told the guys that in 11, 12, maybe all 13 games, we probably won't be the most talented team on the field. So we need to be great on special teams. It's nonnegotiable.
What's the biggest change you've made with this team so far?
JE: We've worked more on flexibility, more core stuff. The thing about football that's unique is that you rarely make a play with both feet on the ground.
How has the team responded to you?
JE: Great. One thing I say about the kids is that they all want to be here. They changed habits that needed [changing]. They worked out in their extra time. When I first showed up and went to the locker room, it was like a ghost town. Now you go in there, they have fun with each other. They're starting to be a team.