Post Spring Comments: Cory Groover

"I've got a lot of work left to do, this is just spring. I can improve in a lot of different areas. My technique mainly. I've got to learn to use my hands more," said Clemson defensive tackle Cory Groover after Saturday's Orange & White game.

How does it feel to finally get out here in Death Valley in front of the fans to show what you can do?
Groover: It feels great. It feels really great actually. I'm at home, and now I'm just ready for the season to start.

Looks like you've been steadily improving over the course of the last few scrimmages. Would you agree with that?
Groover: I have been, not improving enough. I've got a lot of work left to do, this is just spring. I can improve in a lot of different areas. My technique mainly. I've got to learn to use my hands more.

Were the coaches getting on you about that during the scrimmage today?
Groover: Yeah, they were getting on me about not using my hands enough. And when the ball is going away from me, a lot of times I walk, so I've got to get rid of that laziness in me and turn it up.

Who have been some of the leaders on the defensive line this spring? Who have been the guys that have been helping you out some?
Groover: Mo Fountain. Charles Bennett, Coleman, and Trey Tate. All of them really. They've all been trying to step up their play. We are just trying to fill in the gaps and get better as a unit right now. Them boys are leaders.

Your playing time this fall, are you expecting to see the field a good bit?
Groover: Oh yes sir. If you are on the second team, it's like you are the first team because we rotate every four plays. Every four plays we switch in and out, so everybody gets to play and everybody will hopefully stay fresh.

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