A: First of all, it’s good to be back. I know that for a fact – especially full pads, being able to play the game. Spring is just another great opportunity to be out there so we’ve just got to take advantage of it (and) getting better every day.
Q: How different is it from last spring? Are you feeling more comfortable with the defense now?
A: Definitely being a year under (Jeremy) Pruitt you get to know the defense a little better, especially when most of the older guys went ahead and declared so definitely a lot has changed. Most of the younger guys have got to step up and be a leader.
Q: Are you telling people where to go, where to be, and how to act?
A: I wouldn’t say me specifically, but I do play one of those roles. We have a lot of leaders on the team and we’re all just stepping up.
Q: Who has impressed you so far?
A: All the early enrollees, especially Jarvis Wilson. He has a good head on his shoulders. He’s working real hard and I can see him being like me.
Q: Have you noticed any difference in Jeremy Pruitt this year?
A: No. He’s just a great coach, period, just like the year before. He’s just going to coach me the exact same way. At this moment I’m just focusing on the minor details of everything he says.
Q: How comfortable do you feel playing safety with Dominick Sanders after last season?
A: Practice is competition so anybody can start at that moment. We’re just all learning the defense right now. We’re all not worried about depth charts when it comes to that.
Q: What is Shattle Fenteng doing right now?
A: He’s getting back in the flow. I know he’s hitting again so that’s a good sign. I know his shoulder is feeling better and he’s getting reps at corner so that will be good for him.
Q: Who is working out at star with Damian Swann gone?
A: Everybody. Everybody is playing a role. Nobody plays just one position. My mentality was learn as many positions as you can so you can be more valuable to the team. That’s what we’re all doing.