LB LeRoy Hill Profile
You've had to adjust some to a leadership role this spring. How has that been for you?
Hill: It's different. My role last year was kind of quiet. But now, guys are looking to me to step up and help push them. It's a little bit of an adjustment, but I'm learning how to do it.
Coach Bowden has referenced the fact several times during the spring that you aren't really a guy that he would consider a "vocal leader." How else are you trying to become a leader for this defense right now?
Hill: A leader by example. Show a person behind me what to do, or show a guy beside me what to do. I'm not really a big talker, but I try to lead by example and make plays and then try to help my teammates out.
What about two of those guys beside you, Anthony Waters and Nick Watkins? Do feel comfortable with one of those guys stepping in for John Leake this year?
Hill: There really is no replacement for a guy like Leake, because he was just crazy. Those boys are doing good though. I'm happy with the way they are playing. They are competing really hard, and I think they'll be alright.
You guys struggled down against the offense on the goal line during Saturday's scrimmage. Why?
Hill: Well, that scrimmage had a little length to it. We started to wear down a little bit. They were throwing the ball out of the endzone when we were going against them from the one-yard line and that kind of wore us down. We'll be alright though, we're straight.