Q&A with Curtis Baham
Curtis you were the talk of the town after spring practice, how good did it feel to finally make a significant contribution in the big win against Virginia last Saturday?
Baham: It felt great. That's what I came here for. The atmosphere, the fans, rubbing the rock, and running down the hill- that's exactly what I came here for. It was great. One of the best experiences of my life.
N.C. State is a team that you guys have beaten two of the last three years, but they took it to you guys last year. What happened in that game?
Baham: They just outplayed us in every aspect of the game. Offense, defense, special teams. Nothing really went our way. Missed assignments. We just didn't play a good game at all, and they ended up playing a great game. So I guess it ended up a loss.
State comes into this game ranked next to last in the country in pass defense. Do you look at this as an opportunity to come in and put up some big stats in the passing game?
Baham: I'm not really worried about stats as much as I am about a win. A win Thursday could set the tone for the rest of the season. We'd be 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference. That's going straight down the right path to be in the hunt at the end of the season for an ACC Championship.
Winning the ACC, is that something you guys talk about a lot in the locker room?
Baham: Everyday. It can't beat any other goal except a national championship.
Can you talk a bit about Coach Swinney, and the difference he's made in your game this year?
Baham: Coach Swinney is a player's dream. He's a young guy that can relate to you in everyday life, as well as on the field. Plus, he's an effort guy. As long as you are going 100%, he can definitely lead you in the right direction.
After your performance this past Saturday, do you think Coach Swinney now starts to look to you as more of a go-to receiver in this offense?
Baham: Well, there's 3 superstars out there and they all have to get the ball at some point during the game. I'm just looking for some leftovers, that's all. (laughing)
Will Airese Currie's health once again play a role in your playing time this week?
Baham: Yup. If Airese can't go, I just have to make sure that I fill in so that the offense doesn't miss a beat. That's the name of the game at this point in the season.
Is this the week we see you get into the endzone?
Baham: (laughing) Hopefully so, Hopefully so. At least that's the plan from my end.
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