Q&A with Bryce Ros

ATHENS - Dawg Post sits down with redshirt freshman tight end Bryce Ros.

Parker Morgan: How are things going at the tight end spot so far this spring?

Bryce Ros: I think things are going well. It's a learning process and I've got a great group of guys in front of me that can help me learn. A great coach and coaching staff that definitely is patient and helps me any way they can. I think I'm getting the hang of it.

PM: What's the impact of a redshirt year?

BR: The thing about redshirting is when you get here you don't really know you're going to get redshirted. It's just you don't really play. People when they first start getting redshirted they're like, "Oh man, this is really horrible," but honestly the amount that you learn your redshirt year is just really crucial. It helps you a lot more than people really think. I've had people come up and ask me if I could do it over again would you want to get redshirted and I'm like, "Absolutely." It gives you an extra year to get your degree and gets you an extra year to learn everything. It's really a win-win.

PM: The tight ends had a bit off a down year this past season compared to a typical Georgia team. How will that change next year?

BR: I think we've got a great group. I think that we've got leadership. I think there's a lot of good things that are coming out of the tight end segment. I think we've got a couple years under the belts of some of the veterans now, and I think that we're going to have an impact this year.

PM: How is it playing for coach Lilly?

BR: Coach Lilly is great. He's real calm and real patient – really helpful. He's really one of a kind. You don't find many like coach Lilly around anymore. He's really great. Like I said he's real patient and he's a very caring man. A great person. He really helps out a lot.

PM: How do you see the transition at quarterback playing out with Joe Cox?

BR: I think Joe is a great leader. I really do. I think he's a great guy and a great leader. I really wouldn't think anyone else could be as good as a leader as him. He's been here five years. There are guys under him. There's always competition in college. He's definitely a veteran. He's made big plays throughout his career. Again, he's a great leader and I think he's a great asset to the team.

PM: A lot of the guys have been harping on the leadership this year. What's been different?

BR: I feel like just when you're around certain teams there's an aura about it that you feel like the team's got leadership. And it's not necessarily that somebody's out talking, making all the noise and stuff like that. It's more of just a feeling you have around a team and I definitely have that feeling around this team and I think everybody else does as well. You can't win without leadership and I really think we have great leaders on this team.

PM: How much does your dad like to know how things are going with you and the team?

BR: He calls me just about after every practice. He likes to talk to me and see how things are going. He played on the national championship team here and was the captain of it, actually, a linebacker. He loves football and when I was getting recruited and everything didn't pressure me or anything but he definitely loves Georgia. The fact that I came here he loves that and he loves the school. He likes to know what's going on definitely but it's nothing like pressure I would say. He just likes to know what's going on with the Dawgs. He remembers all the stuff that happened when he played on the team and he wants me to have the same experience.

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