Blum: I saw you up at the Shrine Game playing well, talk about your experience:
Arnaud: "It was definitely an honor, all those kids like Zac (Sandvig) and Ben Lamaak, playing with a lot of good players. The transition to college is a lot different, a lot faster. So, it was definitely good to have those pads on for 10 days before I came out here with the conditioning factor to see where I'm at.
Blum: How good of shape are you in, Mac said you were up to 219?
Arnaud: "214, C'mon coach (laughs)."
Blum: Are you Big 12 ready?
Arnaud: I've got a ways to go, I've got to learn the playbook first. I've only been here for a little bit. For me, it's just learning the playbook as fast as I can and getting my checks down and everything like that.
Blum: Right now you are 3rd on the depth chart, will you redshirt and what have they told you?
Arnaud: They haven't told me anything. Once I get into camp and get into two-a-days on Tuesday, hopefully they'll have a better implications of what I'll be doing. I'm just trying to learn as fast as I can.
Blum: Would you prefer to redshirt and get a year to learn the system or get on the field right away?
Arnaud: It doesn't matter what I prefer, it matters what Coach Mac prefers.
Blum: What has been the most difficult adjustment in the first few practices?
Arnaud: I know everyone says the
speed, but for me it was the size. My offensive lines at
Blum: What's it like learning from Bret Meyer?
Arnaud: I learn a lot from Bret. He's watching all the time, just like Coach Fitch. If I do something wrong, he'll help me, he'll let me know and that's definitely beneficial for me to ahev him there telling me what I'm doing wrong, so I can get it right like him.
Blum: Have you gone to Bret a lot for advice?
Arnaud: Yea, I'll go up questions about what's going on in this play or that play, and if I did something wrong with my foot work, I go to him to see what is right. Because I'm not going to be able to talk to Coach Fitch right away. So it's great having Bret there.
Blum: Do you feel any extra pressure being the local kid and having people look up to you:
Arnaud: There's always pressure, especially if you are from the hometown. But I'm just going to take it as it comes.