A: Everything’s fun. It’s finally spring ball. I’ve been hearing a lot about it. It’s my first time. I feel like I’ve been here forever, but it’s actually my first spring so it’s fun. It’s our first time getting back into football.
Q: Looking back, how would you assess your freshman year?
A: I did some good things, but there’s always room for improvement. Just trying to get better each day – go back and watch game film. We even watch practice film so that’s different from high school. We watch everything. Just get stronger and play more physical and just go out there and have fun.
Q: How much film do you watch?
A: I was up here at 6 (a.m.) watching film. Any chance you get to watch film on yourself or on the other team you take advantage of it.
Q: What were you watching at six this morning?
A: I was just watching all my pass rushes and one-on-ones versus the offensive line. I watched all those from last year, then I watched a little of Leonard Floyd’s pass rushes.
I had study hall at seven so I figured I might as well go up and do something.
Q: What will the newcomers bring to the defense?
A: It’s going to be crazy. I’m not going to have to play when I’m tired. We’ve got firepower coming off the bench. There’s even third string players stepping up big time this spring. Johnny O’Neal, he’s doing a great job. He’s been doing a great job. If he’s looking to get more playing time I think it will happen.
A: I’ve heard it. You’ve got to take everything with a grain of salt. Of course he wants each of us to be the best players we can be, and I know personally you strive to be the best. That’s my goal – to be the best. I’m going to keep working until I reach my ceiling.