CUTigersTV: Spiller Talks First Practice

CLEMSON - "My expectations are to just get mentally strong really. Just help the team the best way I can. If that takes me being a great leader on the sideline that's what I'll do," said Spiller. See and hear what else the former 5-star running back had to say in this two-minute interview for CUTigers subscribers!

CUTigersTV: RB C.J. Spiller



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C.J. what are the expectations you place on yourself coming to Clemson as a freshman?
Spiller: My expectations are to just get mentally strong really. Just help the team the best way I can. If that takes me being a great leader on the sideline that's what I'll do.

Physically do you feel you are up to par ... where a freshman running back should be?
Spiller: No sir. Everyday you have improve on your game. You just have to take one game at a time.

Ricky Sapp just said it was the worst three hours of his life. He wasn't used to this in high school. What do you think?
Spiller: Being from Florida it really wasn't a problem for me. But the conditioning was different because everything was timed. That was the only thing different for me. And the practice was longer also.

What did you learn today?
Spiller: How to read defenses and when to make my cut because I don't want to make it early in the backfield. Getting my steps down and just reading defenses.

Does it help you out that you reported to school earlier in the summer?
Spiller: Yes it gives you a jump start on the season. How to be physically ready, mnentally ready for the game. Just coming here early and working out with the guys and getting in the atmosphere has been great.

How comfortable are you with the playbook at this point?
Spiller: I look at it every night. It's alot you have to learn. Everyday whatever you learn that day you have to keep it in your mind and build on that.

Do you think you'll be on the field this year?
Spiller: I'm going to leave that up to Coach Bowden. Whatever he has me at that's what I'm going to play.

Why did you want to wear No. 28 coming to Clemson?
Spiller: Warrick Dunn. That's my favorite player. I like his work ethic. He has a great work ethic. I want to build on my work ethic, and keep it strong like him, because that's what is going to take you to that next level.

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