Take Five with Rams QB Billy Farris

Colorado State quarterback Billy Farris has waited years to make his first Division I start under center. He gets that chance against the Buffs on Sunday evening in Denver. He shared some of his thoughts with us as he approaches the game.

We either caught him in a bad mood, having a bad day or the guy just doesn't have a lot to say. He sort of struck me as having a personality totally opposite of CU starter Cody Hawkins.

But he also seems fairly intense.

It should be interesting to see how he performs against the Buffs on such a big stage with the pressure of the in-state rivalry and bragging rights for a year on his shoulders.

Farris has played in a total of nine games, throwing 39 career passes, completing 20 of them for 239 yards. His next touchdown pass will be his first.

How do you feel you guys are coming along as an offense?

Billy Farris: "I feel we're coming along pretty good, man. We're getting things rolling. So I'm feeling good about it."

When you watch film of the CU defense, who jumps out at you?

Billy Farris: "No comment on that."

Tight end Kory Sperry seemed to have pretty good chemistry with your predecessor Caleb Hanie. How is your chemistry with him?

Billy Farris: "I feel like we have great chemistry, along with some other guys on the team. I feel really good about him."

You have been very patient since joining the program in 2004. What has kept you going through all this time, knowing you probably wouldn't be playing?

Billy Farris: "Love of the game. Plain and simple. I want to play ball, man. So I kept pushing.

Did you ever consider transferring or giving up?

Billy Farris: "I knew I could do it the whole time. I just never really had the opportunity. I don't know if that's what you would call it. I grew up where you don't quit things. You dedicate yourself and stay committed. And that's what I've done.

How much are you looking forward to that feeling of waking up the day after a game feeling all beaten up like you've been hit by a truck?

Billy Farris: "I am looking forward to that feeling. I miss that, man. That's the game. I'm really looking forward to just playing ball. It's as simple as that."

You seem like a no-nonsense type of guy. Is that how you would describe yourself?

Billy Farris: "Yes."


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