Quick Hits with Justin Miller

Justin, the last time we talked one of your big words was "excution." You really went out there and showed that against FSU, especially on special teams. Walk me through some of those kickoff returns and how they developed.
Miller: Basically, they just kicked the ball to me, and my return team went out there and blocked. They really busted the holes wide open from start to finish. You really can't ask for much more than that. They created a lot of opportunities for me and I took advantage of it.

It seems like the coaching staff is emphasizing the fact that this is going to be a physical game Thursday. Would you agree with that assessment?
Miller: You know I think everybody is going to be physical. It's kind of funny because some people seem to deem more teams more physical than others. It really isn't that different week in to week out. You just have to go out there and play ball.

Can the team still accomplish most of its goals this year? Is that something you guys talk about off the field?
Miller: No I don't think we've lost a lot of what we are trying to play for. We still can accomplish a lot of goals. We can still finish this season 8-3. We've still got high hopes for this team, we've just got to go out there and finish the season strong.

Have you identified specific areas you can improve on as a cornerback? And what about the defense as a whole?
Miller: I think there are a lot of things we can do overall to improve. Again, it all comes down to the fact that we need to execute. We need to do all the little things to play together and play like we are capable of playing and we'll be fine.

I asked Coach Bowden yesterday about the possibility of you playing on offense, and he said it was possible, but that he thought you could be a good tailback. Any thoughts about that?
Miller: (laughing) I can play anything. I can play it all if you put me out there. All I need is the opportunity. Hopefully I'll get it this year.

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