Quick Hits with Tye Hill
Do you have any regrets moving to cornerback this year?
Hill: None. None whatsoever. I want the ball of course, and hopefully I'll get the chance to play running back again and play both ways. That would be pretty nice.
Is that something the coaching staff has talked to you about already, playing both ways?
Hill: Oh yeah, that was one of the things when I came to them and asked them to move over that we talked about a lot. They said 'not this year' because I needed to get familiar with the defense, but probably next year the possibility is definitely there that I can do both.
What have you seen out of the Tennessee wide receivers that impresses you?
Hill: They are just real big and athletic, and they can make plays at any time. Most of those guys were all all-stars coming out of high school, so we know that we have our hands full. It's not going to be easy.
What would a win over a team like Tennessee mean for this program?
Hill: It would really mean a lot. We'd be ranked in the top 25 coming into next year, but more importantly, I think it would help us start the season off right because I think last year the loss to Texas Tech sort of stuck around with us. We started the season off the same way we ended last year you know. It basically would just set the tone for next year.
And what about spring ball? Does a win in a bowl game help you get up for that as well?
Hill: I don't think that makes as much of a difference headed into spring practice. We are still going to hit and get it everyday (laughing), you can count on it.
Some people may point to you and say that you are an undersized cornerback, how do you compensate for that on the field?
Hill: I may not be as tall as other guys, but I can go up and jump with anyone. Fortunately, I have that ability. But you also have to remember that I go up against the best wide receivers in the country everyday in practice, and those guys are tall too. So, it's something that I'm pretty comfortable with.
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