Josh Newkirk: When you committed to Eastern Michigan last May, what was the reason behind your commitment?
Brandon Bossard: "There was a lot of reasons why I committed to Eastern. The first is they had a couple majors I wanted to pursue. Sports Management and Political Science were the two majors and they had those courses. So that was one of the reasons.
"The second reason was, I believe that the program is on the up and coming. And I really can help out that program. And to learn from coach (Ken) Karcher, who was a previous NFL quarterback. To learn the game of football from him. From the schools I was getting recruited by, you couldn't get that anywhere else."
Newkirk: EMU has gone 1-9 so far this season. It's been a disappointment record wise. But hey have been playing a lot of young players. What are your thoughts on the season so far?
Bosard: "One win isn't the goal they had in mind. But the games I saw and the scores I've seen they have been in it. They just haven't been able to finish. They have started a lot of young guys. They get that experience for next year. Which will really help them out for next season."
Newkirk: What's your attitude going into next season. You're going to be a freshman. Is frame of mind to go in and compete for that starting job day one?
Bossard: "Absolutely, coach Karcher he said before the season when Alex Gillet was the starting quarterback. That all the other quarterbacks hadn't had experience and I could go in and compete for the job. That's my mindset right now. I want to go in there become a better quarterback every single day and compete for the starting spot."
Newkirk: If you were to describe yourself to someone who hasn't seen you play. What do you bring as a quarterback on the field?
Bossard: "Obviously, I am looking to pass first. But with my athleticism I am able to move in the pocket or create a play with my legs if the play breaks down. I've been clocked at a 4.5 forty, so that helps me move around the defenders. My arm strength has been a key factor in my game as well. I have been also working on my decision making."
Newkirk: Talk about your senior season and what you were able to do this year?
Bossard: "We started on a rough patch. We lost our first three games. But we turned the season around. We lost a lot of seniors last year. We had a lot of young offensive lineman and a lot inexperience from the defense. But we finally started to pick it up and we finished the season 6-5. It was the first time in the programs history since 1997-1998, that we had back to back winning seasons. Last year we had a winning season as well. So as the season went on we got a lot better. I'm happy we turned around after a slow start."
Newkirk: How do you feel you improved individually?
Bossard: "Individually, I think when we started 0-3, and it really helped me develop my leadership qualities. That's the big thing as a quarterback. I made sure as a quarterback and a leader of the team, sometimes we would stay after practice up until dark to work on things, to get the season moved around. I've progressed in my decision making. It seemed like the game slowed down to me as the season went on. I was making a lot better decisions and we were winning a lot more ball games."
Newkirk: Have you been on your official visit to EMU? What has been your contact with the Eagles coaching staff?
Bossard: "I am taking my official visit the first weekend of December…I've been contacting the recruiting coordinator and coach Karcher about every other week."
Newkirk: Have you been in contact with any other commits? And you trying to recruit any players to join you in Ypsilanti?
Bossard: "I have been in contact with commit Josh Bass. We've gotten to have a good relationship. I have been contact with Jacob King as well. I haven't been trying to contact any other guys. I've just been trying to reach out to other commits and see where they stand on Eastern."