Scott expects more

Darrell Scott seemed uncomfortable doing interviews today at the Dal Ward Center. Maybe it was because he knew most of the questions would surround his lack of playing time and required answers he can't really provide. Get inside for more.

Darrell Scott did his best to let media members and fans know how he feels and where he is at while also doing his best to be a team guy during an interview this afternoon.

Scott is unquestionably one of the best athletes on the team and most explosive offensive players. Those abilities were on display for all to see Sunday each time he returned a Colorado State kickoff. The fact that he was a missing man in the offense has fans perplexed. He touched the ball only twice on offense, including just one rushing attempt on the first offensive play of the game for the Buffs.

Scott was asked about returning kickoffs, a job his uncle, former Buff Josh Smith, used to do.

"I like it. I see why Josh got over a thousand yards," Scott said. "It's like 30 yards a kickoff return."

He was asked if he is disappointed he didn't get into the game more often.

"Yes, but if that's how it goes, that's how it goes."

Scott was asked if he is healthy.

"Yeah, I'm healthy," he said.

He was asked if he expects to get more carries against Toledo on Friday night.

"Hopefully," he said. "Hopefully."

Another reporter asked if he was surprised at all about the rotation of running backs.

"I was, but, I don't know. That's how things go," he said.

Scott was asked about any communication he has had with running backs coach Darian Hagan about getting more playing time.

"Yeah, after meetings yesterday, he was like, 'We're going to try to work you in and everything. So that kind of reassured me on everything. So we'll see on Friday."

A reporter asked if when he came to Colorado he expected to be 'tried to be worked in?'

"Yeah," he said with a chuckle. "That's what I was recruited for, but I don't know. We'll see."

He was asked how big a deal it is to build up the number of carries he gets in a game and build a rhythm,

"Yeah, it's a rhythm thing," he said. "I think anybody would need a couple carries to get a warm and everything. So, I don't know, we'll see how it goes on Friday."

Scott was asked about his new role as the team's primary kickoff return man.

"Yeah, it basically loosened me up and I was warm and I was hyped and I was ready," he said. "So, I don't know. There's not really much I can say right now. We'll see on Friday."

Scott was asked how comfortable he is handling his pass blocking responsibilities.

"I'm pretty responsible," he said. "Me and coach, we went over that in the offseason and we had two weeks to prepare. So we were all prepared for the pass protection."

"So, that's not the reason you're not out there," one reporter asked.

"I don't know what's the reason, but we'll figure it out."


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