UH Receivers Series - Ronnie Williams

"I think it is going to be a new look for the University. Nothing is going to change, we are still going to win games and everyone is going to have a good time because he is a good coach." - UH receiver Ronnie Williams

RS - Why did you decide to attend the University of Houston?
RW - I decided to come here because of the location being close to home, my parents can come see me play, good institution and I like the passing offense and I play receiver.

RS - What are you majoring in and what are your ambitions following school?
RW - I got my undergrad in Kinesiology exercise science and currently in a master's program for human research development. After school I would like to work as a GA and continue with football. Of course everyone's ambitions and dream is to play at the next level so I am going to give that a shot and let the lord decide because he has a plan for me.

RS - What position(S) will you be competing for this spring?
RW - Inside slot receiver, the same position Tyron Carrier was playing.

RS - What are your personal goals this spring and the upcoming season?
RW - This spring I just want to get comfortable with the new offensive scheme, give a good effort and make sure the coaches are real comfortable with me being a starter.

RS - After being forced into action in the Penn State game due to Tyron's injury, how did it feel to play such a pivotal role in the game?
RW - It was a sad moment to see him go down like that, but it was nothing but routine for me to go in and hold up the slack. It really wasn't anything big.

RS - What do you feel like you need to work on the most heading into this spring?
RW - Just getting my conditioning down. Since the bowl game I have been doing sprints among other stuff but I am still not in game-condition. Other than that just making sure my routes are crisp and I will be alright.

RS - Being that this is your senior season at Houston is there anything you have changed to your routine to prepare for this upcoming season?
RW - I know what it takes so I just need to make sure I stay on my Ps and Qs and stay healthy lifting and keeping up with everything. I try to show the younger guys stuff as far as how to get ready with their footwork and hands. I try to give them the knowledge since I know and what it takes to be on the field and be productive.

RS - What are your thoughts on the new staff and what are the challenges having a new offensive coordinator and learning to do things his way?
RW - It is not going to be such a real challenge. He brings most of the stuff we have already been doing and is already gelling what he likes with what we have been doing. It is not going to be much of a transition but that is what we have spring for so we can get on the practice field and get on the same page.

RS - Have you been able to get with Coach Nesbitt much and get inside his head and see what he wants or sit down and watch videos with him?
RW - We have been watching videos with him as a receiving group along with the QBs.

RS - How difficult is it to learn this offense and pick up the nuances and be able to play at game speed?
RW - It is not that difficult. It is all the same passing schemes just different names and calls. There are a few routes that are adjusted but overall it is all about the same.

RS - Do you have ay comments on Coach Levine and what it means to the team?
RW - I think it is going to be a new look for the University. Nothing is going to change, we are still going to win games and everyone is going to have a good time because he is a good coach.

RS - What are some of the differences between Coach Levine and Sumlin?
RW - I don't really think it is going to be too much of a difference. Everyone has their own style of coaching but he has his won outlook so we will see.

RS - Is it even more motivating when you see the staff sign such a talented group of receivers on national signing day?
RW - Oh yeah! We are real happy about the guys they are bringing in. Some are going to help us now and some down the road when we are playing in the Big East.

RS - Does it add more pressure knowing this offense ahs been one of the nation's best and will be replacing all four starting receivers?
RW - I don't think it is more pressure because with the seniors coming up like Gino Collins, Chance (Blackmon), and a junior like DeWayne Peace we have all had game experience so it is not like we are being thrown out in the fire, we've been there before. It shouldn't be too much of a drop off.

RS - Having played with such a veteran group of teammates in last season's offense do you feel you are were able to learn from them and is there anyone in particular who has helped your development the most?
RW - With last year's team developing with Case and "Juice"(Justin Johnson) just competing with them and knowing what it takes and also James Cleveland a few years back and being able to see how they work has helped me develop my game.

RS - What is the atmosphere like amongst the receivers with such a heated battle for spots in the rotation next season?
RW - We are all trying to push each other. Everyone is going to have their down falls and some will excel, but in the end we are all just competing. The better the receivers are the better we are as a team. As the receivers go we go.

RS - Have you been able to do any 7 on 7 with the QBs yet?
RW - Yes we have been able to get out and throw the ball around every 2-3 days.

RS - What do you feel your role on next season's team will be?
RW - I am going to have to be a leader and step up. The younger guys are going to look up to me so I am going to make sure I set an example and a standard everyone is going to have to attain so we can win ball games.

RS - If you were to name a starting four, not including yourself, who would they be?
RW - The best four I say Gino (Collins), Daniel Spencer, (Darian) Lazard, Chance Blackmon.

RS - Is there anything else you would like to tell the Cougar fans out there?
RW - We are not rebuilding we are reloading!


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