Media Day: Ed Miles

Ed Miles is feeling more comfortable at the Will linebacker position than he did at the Leo last season. The Iowa senior talks about the switch, what he learned from Greenway and Hodge, the potential of the '06 linebackers and more in this premium Q&A.

How much more comfortable do you feel at the Will than you did at the Leo?

I feel a lot more comfortable at the Will than I do at the Leo. As I said before, it's not like I want to play Will or anything like that. It's just the coaches put me there because they think I'll be more effective and help the team out at the Will. I'm just doing anything I can to help the team.

Do you feel like playing the Leo last year, even though it wasn't you ideal spot, you were able to gain some valuable experience that will help you at the Will this year?

Definitely. Playing out there was a good experience. That helped me a lot in looking up to Abdul and Greenway. It helps me with the responsibility to teach and be a leader.

What's the competition like with Gattas?

It's a good competition. I don't really know what to say about who's who right now. But I still have to be a leader. So, if he makes a mistake, I help. That's all being a leader. That's being a teammate. It's all about making the team better and helping the team.

Do you feel like this is a different makeup to this linebacking corp? Last year, it was you, Abdul and Chad in there pretty much all of the time.

That's all for the coaches. The coaches decide that. Last year, you just had those two outstanding linebackers in there and me as the third guy. Put it together, and you had a lot of talent out there. This year we're going to have a lot of talent out there and the potential to be a great linebacking corp. We've just got to work at it. It's not going to just happen.

Does it seem like your senior year came kind of quick?

(Laughs) Yeah, I still remember the first time I came in. But they always say these are the fastest years of your life. So, don't let it pass you by.

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