"It's A Pretty Good Feeling"
Rush Lowther: I tell you what. It's a pretty good feeling. I was talking to Will Proctor last week about it. I found out Saturday after the scrimmage they have me listed as number 3. I have been out there working hard like everyone else. I'm glad to see it has paid off.
How have things been different for you this spring?
Rush Lowther: Last year I went in with the attitude that I wanted to prove I had the talent to be out there. I was hoping they would keep me as a walk-on. My goal this year was to beat out somebody. I just consider myself a quarterback this year. I hope they will keep me listed as the number 3 quarterback so I can travel. After Saturday I proved to some people that we could move the ball and be productive when I'm in there.
How did it feel to lead the offense in Saturday's scrimmage?
Rush Lowther: I called my parents and told them I felt like I was back in high school again. I almost felt like the starter. I'm not worried about the assignments this year. My goal was to make a drive and score. I wanted to go in there and convert the 3rd downs so we could score. I got down near the goal line and we had it on 4th down. I was going back to pass and then I just decided to run.
How did it feel to have your teammates cheering for you as you drove for the touchdown on Saturday?
Rush Lowther: The guys are always cheering me on and I know they expect a lot out of me. I expect a lot out of myself. I felt like I owed that to them.
How is your relationship with Charlie and Will?
Rush Lowther: Charlie is a phenomenal player. I am so fortunate to be on the team with him. I'm learning from the best. I think everyone will agree after last year. He showed last year that he's one of the best in the ACC and one of the best in the country. Will Proctor has been great since day 1. He greeted me on day 1. He told me last year it was my job to push him to get better. He has really wanted to help me learn. He's helping me through everything. When I'm out on the field I can hear him rooting me.
How has the offense changed with Coach O'Cain at the helm this year?
Rush Lowther: I just think it's like coach Bowden put it . Change is good sometimes. You can get complacent with something. With coach O'cain you listen up because you know things are new. It's going really well. All the players really respect him, especially with him being a player here.
What are your personal goals for next season?
Rush Lowther: My goals are to get a chance to go to the summer camp and hold my slot as number 3. My main goal is to travel. Not being on scholarship you look for the small rewards. Last year being on the sideline was awesome. Being able to share that experience with my family and friends was great. This year I have been going through spring and realizing I am getting a little better. Being able to travel with the team would make me feel complete with the team.
What is the attitude of the team as you prepare for the Orange and White game on Saturday?
Rush Lowther: It's pretty good. After this spring we're ready to go. Coming off those last 4 wins last season, everyone is fired up. We're all getting tired here at the end of spring practice. We're already starting to think about Wake Forest. We're all excited.
Video Highlights from Saturday's Scrimage