Jenkins: We could be doing better

Rayshawn Jenkins is part of a much improved Miami defense in 2013. However, the sophomore safety knows things can be much better. Read on to see what he's saying a few days before the team travels to North Carolina.

Q: What's the key for you guys defensively to keep up with their pace?
A: Find the ball and get the call. Every play you can't really freelance.

Q: Does it make it a tougher mental challenge when they're running plays that fast?
A: Not at all, we're prepared for stuff like this. Coach puts us in the best situation so we can play the game we want to play.

Q: Rayshawn you had a nice pick last game, can you talk about that one.
A: It was something we practiced all week and something Coach D stressed. I saw the formation so I kind of make the quarterback drop first and as soon as he threw it I just broke on the ball.

Q: A lot of different players have interceptions this year.
A: It just shows that everyone is buying in, and their job.

Q: On what he's learned from Ladarius Gunter:
A: He's older, experienced, he's a big physical guy. That's something you don't really see at the corner spot.

Q: You guys are ranked number 10 for the first time since 2009. Are you happy about that?
A: We are but we could be doing better. We don't really look into the media like that.

Q: What have you seem from UNC's quarterback?
A: He's a smart quarterback, like I said, all we can do is prepare and just see what happens.

Q: What are some of the challenges in facing him?
A: He definitely gets the ball out of the pocket quick. He's very accurate. We need to do our job because he'll find our soft spots.

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