Talk about some of the differences on this team now compared to a year ago at this time.
Fountain: It's a little bit different because last year we were at the bottom looking up. We were doing the hunting instead of being the hunters. Now we've got some teams looking up at us. We've just got to believe in each other and play the game the right way and we'll be fine.
Is this defensive line under the control of you and Eric Coleman this year now that you guys are the seniors?
Fountain: Yes sir. This is my fourth year playing, and my first really starting. I used to be the young guy but now they are looking up to me. They see what I'm doing and then know what they can and can't do...so I know they are watching me. I want them to feel positive about my leadership and know that I lead by example, and hopefully they will follow.
With how things ended last year, how has that helped with offseason workouts and the overall attitude of the team right now?
Fountain: It creates motivation. Being preseason ranked, we feel like that gives us a little more respect. We are just going to keep that but try and get a little more.
Is it good that you guys are opening up with Wake Forest this year considering what happened last year?
Fountain: We kind of look at that as a positive thing because we feel like we can get off to a great start. We like that. It's the key to our season that first game because if we can keep the dice rolling, we'll be off to a great season.
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