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WATCH: Texas Longhorns DC Vance Bedford takes five questions from Michael Huff

“To be part of the University of Texas, the Longhorns and to say I’m the defensive coordinator — it’s like I hit the lottery.”

After an interview with Texas Longhorns offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert, the second edition of "Five Questions with Michael Huff" turns to the defensive side of the ball.

Huff, a former ‘Horns defensive back now with the Longhorn Network, goes one on one with defensive coordinator Vance Bedford, who came back to Austin in 2014 after working with Charlie Strong for four years as the DC at Louisville. He’s also a Texas alum, playing cornerback for the Longhorns between 1977 and 1981.

In fact, Bedford is still number five all-time for career pass breakups in Austin. Huff asks Vance about it with his first question, but Bedford says there isn’t a lot of film left from his playing days to show his players.

"I don’t talk about the past a lot of times," Bedford says. "A lot of these young guys, they have no idea what I did."

The Beaumont native has enjoyed a long coaching career, and says becoming the defensive coordinator at Texas is a dream come true.

"I’ve been at Michigan, Florida, been in the NFL. I never thought that this would ever happen," he says. "I’m back at home. My family lives in Houston right down the road. My sister has been to every home game. My dad has come to practice. To be part of the University of Texas, the Longhorns and to say I’m the defensive coordinator — it’s like I hit the lottery. And the biggest thing right now is we just have to get over the hump."

In preseason camp, Bedford is looking for a "starting 17" right now because he plans to play as many as 22 players on defense.

He says his father is where his fire and energy comes from.

"To me it’s about having fun, it’s about the love of the game. That’s something you can’t give another person, it comes from within," says Bedford. "I’m one those guys that I’m always talking. I want to have fun. I want to tell you how good your are, how bad you are. As a player, the guys I play with — if I can get you to talk to me, I have you."

Huff’s final question is a hypothetical — could the 57-year-old Bedford still play a 60-minute football game if he had to?

"No," he answers flatly. "I don’t have flashbacks. There’s a lot of guys that talk about ‘if I could put my pads on one more time.’ I don’t want to put my pads on one more time. Every morning I got out of bed and all my bones are cracking. My back, my knees. I’m done with playing football and I don’t give it a second thought. I enjoy coaching."