Zach Jones: Right now I'm working at both nose tackle and defensive tackle.
Q: You spent some time at defensive end, too, right?
ZJ: At the beginning of camp. But I think about three practices in, they went ahead and moved me inside.
Q: Are there differences between nose tackle and defensive tackle technique-wise?
ZJ: A little bit. Nose tackle, you've got a little more slants and movements to remember. At defensive tackle, you're pretty much just protecting the three gap every time.
Q: Do you have a preference?
ZJ: Not at all. Wherever I get to play. Wherever gets me on the field the fastest.
Q: How much are you weighing these days?
ZJ: Between 260 and 265.
Q: You look like you've got the frame to get bigger, too.
ZJ: We're working on it. It's hard right now with camp going on and being busy all day. But I got up to 269 for a little bit. After that, I slowly started going down with all the work we've been doing. Once we get in the season and things slow up a little bit, I'll be able to put it back on.
Q: Do you want to play this year?
ZJ: If they feel like I can play, and whatever's best for the team. I don't have a problem redshirting, but I'm going to try and make it out there if I can.
Q: Tell me about this class of defensive linemen.
ZJ: I think it's going to be real nice. We're going to have (nearly) an all-Colorado defensive line, I think. With me and Taj (Kaynor) and Sam (Zimmerer), we're all really close. And then George (Hypolite) fits right in.
Q: How important was it for you to be here in the spring?
ZJ: With football, it helped a lot. You kind of get a feel for how fast the game goes. Class-wise, it helped a lot. You see the difference between college and high school. You've really got to be on top of things.
Q: Whether you play or not, what's the game you're most looking forward to this fall?
ZJ: I think CSU, just because it gets the state going. You always know people and there's bragging rights.