Media Day Q&A with Jason Scales and Greg Coleman

Earlier this week Jason Scales was sidelined with a knee injury, but the sophomore should be ready to go in two weeks. Last year Scales served as a backup for Stevie Hicks and finished fourth on the team in rushing with 92 yards. With Scales' injury Greg Coleman has moved into the No. 2 spot behind Hicks. In 2004, Coleman played in nine games and started twice at fullback.

What are some of the things you guys did over the summer to prepare yourselves for the upcoming season?

 

Coleman: Basically we worked out every day. We had speed drills, conditioning and lifting. We covered all the bases.

 

Scales: We also had position group workouts. We did a lot of footwork stuff with bag drills and rope drills. We also caught a few balls from the quarterbacks and off the jugs machine as well.

 

What is the attitude of the running backs as a unit headed into the season?

 

Coleman: We are a pretty tight knit group. Everything we do we try to do together. One thing that we are focusing on this year is to hold everyone accountable. That is not just the running backs, but the team as a whole. But basically we want to get to the point, where if one man goes down there is somebody ready to go in for him. We want to have one of the best running back corps in the country.

 

Scales: We just want to contribute to the team as a whole. Just contribute any way we can towards winning.

 

Are we going to see more passes thrown to the running backs this year?

 

Scales: That is something that we will find out as the season gets closer. As we get deeper into two-a-days. Whatever we have to do to help out the team is what we are going to do.


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