Airese Currie: Where's the Hype?

Airese Currie comes into Saturday's game leading the ACC in receptions and receiving yardage. How come no one is talking about him this year? <BR><BR> Read what Airese himself had to say about that, in this interview with

Airese, you are coming into Saturday's game against Duke leading the conference in receiving, yet there doesn't seem to be a lot of people talking about it. What's up?
Currie: That doesn't bother me at all, I could care less about the press. I just go out there every Saturday and try to make plays and do what I do. The public attention will come eventually, but it's not something I'm overly concerned about.

You had another strong game Saturday against Miami. Do you think playing in the national spotlight like that helps you in the eyes of NFL scouts?
Currie: I think it helps out a lot. You look at the fact that I went out there and played the way I did against a team like Miami, and their defense. Plus, it was at their home place. I think that helps out a lot.

We're seeing the team turn things around again this year, just like last season. What it is about this team that causes this to happen?
Currie: I don't know, I wish I knew, but I don't know. I have no idea. It's funny, everybody is just like they dig down deep and give it all they got and pull out tremendous wins.

How do you prevent a letdown this week at Duke?
Currie: We just have to keep everybody up and focuses. You have to pay attention to detail and get each other up. We know Duke really isn't a hostile environment, so we just have to depend on each other to get ourselves up.

It seemed like Charlie played one of his best games against Miami last week. What can you say about his development through the course of the season?
Currie: I knew Charlie was capable has always been the player he's becoming now. The offense, everybody, was struggling at the beginning of the season, but we are really starting to come around now. We'll be fine.

Do players on the team talk a lot about positioning yourself for the best bowl possible at this point in the season? Is that a big topic of conversation?
Currie: Yeah, we know that's a very reachable goal. It doesn't matter where we play, especially with how the season started out. We are just really happy to be able to get to a bowl game, and for me too, because I'm a senior. Top Stories