Gilliam looking to make impact

ATHENS – Mike Gilliam spoke with Dean Legge for a short time after one of Georgia's fall practices.

Dean Legge: Can you talk a little about how fall camp is going for you so far?

Mike Gilliam: It's going well for me right now. I am trying to take it one day at a time.

How is the secondary looking right now?

Pretty good – we've got a lot of improving left to do, but it's coming up on the first game, and everyone's got a lot of improving to do.

This is you last season here.

Yes, fifth and last.

Talk about what it was like your first year here compared to what it's like now.

The first year I was a running back, so that is a big difference right there. I'd say that I honestly don't know how I made it back then with the two-a-days every day compared to this two-a-days and then one-a-day. I'm hurting now worse than I think I've ever been hurt. Maybe I am getting old – who knows?

What do you feel you need to do to make an impact this fall?

Work hard, keep my mouth shut, and just be a team guy. That's what it's about – being a team guy. All of the team guys are going to make an impact. A walk-on that may not see the field at Sanford Stadium that comes out here and busts his butt every day is going to be an impact player. Five people might know his name; 100 people might know his name either way it goes, as long as you work hard you are going to be an impact player in my opinion.

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