Meds,if your ass is dropping below knee level the stance has to be wide. Before I do any squats,I drop all the way down as far as I can without the bar. Keep the chest up and put your elbows on the insides of your knees. You should be able to be in this position and not have to hold onto anything for balance. My hamstrings are basically sitting on my calves doing this. Chest up and head up,now take your elbows and push your knees apart. This is a great stretch and will more or less give you an indication of how stiff you are and where the feet/knees need to be when squatting. The bar/shoulders should not be out infront of your knees bubba. Kills the lower back. You need to get things loose before throwing the weight on.