Dave McMahon -- How did you first hear that you won SEC Player of the Week?
Fernando Velasco -- One of my buddies called me and told me. Later on Coach Richt announced it when he talked to the whole team about our honors.
DM -- It is nice to have honors for offensive lineman... since they don't have stats, it is nice that they are recognized...
FV -- I am glad. I was recognized for my hard work and that it pays off. Although we have to keep working and improving.
DM -- Speaking of improving... the line has improved since week one...
FV -- We have been getting better each week. We have to.
DM -- Has the added depth helped?
FV -- It has, but when we got Dan and Ian back from suspension we lost Turner for awhile. We just got to continue to work hard.
DM -- There hasn't been a lot of depth so far... how much have you been playing on offense?
FV -- The first two games I was out there every play and the last game I was subbed with 8-10 minutes left to play.
DM -- Do you find it tougher run blocking or pass protecting?
FV -- They are both the same. We have to practice both a lot. Whatever the coaches tell us to do we do.
DM -- You have had a lot of great offensive linemen here while you have been at school... which player have you learned the most from?
FV -- It has to be Max Jean-Gilles... Just the way he worked was great. We still keep in touch. He calls and text messages me before the games all the time.
DM -- Thank you for your time and good luck winning another player of the week award.
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