Jones Comfortable at Guard Spot

Jones is comfortable at guard, but he says the best play the positions that help the team the most

Q: Talk about Marshal Yanda a little bit.

Mike Jones: He came in here in January and got used to things from that standpoint. He came in and did well in the spring and was the second team right tackle most of the spring. He kept progressing all through summer and the fall. He has done well for us.

Q: What is he like as a guy?

Jones: He fits in real well with us. He is my roommate and we get along real well. We come from two different areas.

Q: Grades were his problem coming out of high school; do you see him concentrating a lot on academics?

Jones: He is taking some tough economic courses and he focuses pretty hard on those.

Q: What do you think it was like for him playing at Ohio State a year after playing at NIACC?

Jones: It had to have been a little different for him. He said the toughest game there was against their second team. It has been an adjustment for him.

Q: How comfortable were you at guard last week?

Jones: It was Coach Ferentz's idea and it worked out well. He thought I would be best at guard and Marshal at tackle. I would assume we would stick with that. I have played there a lot during my career. I came here to play offensive line and right now I am playing better on the inside. That is the way it is.

Q: Does it mess with you moving positions?

Jones: I am still playing offensive line. It's still the same blocking schemes, you are doing the same stuff, and it's just a little bit different.

Q: Is there different physical attributes needed to play guard over tackle?

Jones: Obviously you need to be a little bigger to play guard. But you have to get the best people out there to be in the best positions to be successful.

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