Summer voluntary workouts at Arkansas State University appears to be going better this year than past summers.
AStateNation.com has recently interviewed several Red Wolves to get their thoughts on their teams progress this summer.
"We have always worked hard at Arkansas State," senior linebacker DeMario Davis said. "Now we are focusing on doing all the little things right. Everyone's attitude is the best I have seen since I have been here."
Despite record temperatures in the Jonesboro area, it hasn't deterred the ASU football team for preparing for the fall season.
"We are running, lifting weights and then playing seven on seven," ASU starting quarterback Ryan Aplin said. "We have been working out tails off in 100 to 104 degree temperatures. Attendance has really been great."
ASU Coaches can not be present for voluntary workouts other than the Red Wolf Strength and Conditioning staff.
Excitement and energy is at an all time high for the Red Wolves with a new head coach this fall for the first time in 10 years.
"Everyone is working extremely hard," Aplin said. "Coach Freeze brings out the best in everyone. Everyone wants to work hard for him, there is definitely a new energy surrounding the football program."
Aplin's defensive counterpart Davis agrees.
"Coach Freeze brightens everything he touches," Davis said. "He brings a lot of passion to the program."
Senior center Tom Castilaw also feels that Freeze has made a big difference on how this football team is working out this summer.
"I have never seen this team more excited," Castilaw said. "We are more committed to working hard, pushing ourselves during summer voluntary workouts than ever before."
The Arkansas State Football team officially reports for fall camp on August 2 and the first day of fall camp begins on August 4.