Regarding Kwon,,,,,yes, some of it is psych to keep him motivated. It'd be pretty easy for him to assume the MIKE job was his this fall. OTOH.....he has work to do. While a freakish athlete, Kwon was clearly unable at times to shed blockers and he was a running down liability in some games. Why else was Curtis Grant on the field so often on 1st and 2nd downs or near the goal line?
If Kwon can become a beast in the middle and clean up runners after the DLs have eaten up blockers, then he'll be great. If he can't, he'll be a disappointing LB relegated to situational packages. So, net net....yes, it was motivation. But it wasn't completely without some underlying concern too. And no, I can't read Urban Meyer's mind, lol.