Q & A with Justin Miller

Ture freshman cornerback Justin Miller talks about his 9-yard reception on offense last week, his big interception on defense, and the challenge that lies ahead in the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in this report.

Did you keep the ball that you intercepted against Louisiana Tech?
Miller: No, didn't get a chance to do that. I wanted to though.

How excited were you play on Saturday?
Miller: I was real excited because it was my first time playing for a long while in a game. It was a great experience, and to actually get an interception in my first game made it even better.

Take us through that big interception in the 4th quarter.
Miller: I was supposed to play inside leverage on the ball. The receiver broke outside then he broke back inside, and when he broke inside I saw the quarterback getting ready to throw and I just broke underneath on the ball and I ended up being in the right place at the right time.

Talk about the challenge that lies ahead in Georgia Tech.
Miller: It's a little bit different for the defense because there isn't as much passing as Louisiana Tech. There's a lot more running and a little option. We've just got to be ready to play and ready for anything they throw at us.

How much more comfortable are now after your second game?
Miller: I'm a lot more comfortable right now. I'm starting to get a better feel for the game, the speed, the tempo. As long as I stay relaxed and keep playing well I'll be fine. I think my teammates all have a lot of confidence in me now after how I played against La Tech.

Does the defense have to keep proving itself this week?
Miller: I think so. We have to prove that its not just a fluke. We need to prove each week that we have a good defense. After the first two games I think we have a lot of confidence in ourselves. We played well in both of those games. Right now we are still all trying to prove ourselves and trying to step up.

How would a win in the conference set the tone for the rest of the year?
Miller: A win in the conference is a great momentum builder. To continue to win and eliminate mistakes will only allow us to all get better.

Talk about the chemistry on this team right now.
Miller: I think the chemistry on this team is great. We all hang around each other whether we are in school or out of school. Really you don't have much choice when you are around each other 24 hours a day. Sometimes it seems like that too. We are all learning how build confidence in each other but I'd say overall, this team has a lot chemistry.

Was that first play last week a promise made to you during recruiting?
Miller: Yeah it was. I knew about it going in to the game, it was just a matter of when we were going to run it. When we actually got out there and ran it I was real excited. I wanted to score on that one but I don't feeling too bad about what I did. Coach Bowden promised me that they would do that and he lived up to your promise.

Was that the deciding factor in the recruiting process?
Miller: I thought about it alot. It wasn't the deciding factor though. It was the coaches, the players, the academics that ultimately got me here. I felt a lot more comfortable here than anywhere else.

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