Owens talks about Armbrister being his mentor

Read on to see what freshman linebacker Darrion Owens is saying about his relationship with senior Thurston Armbrister.

On increased playing time vs FAMU:
It was good. I got some experience that I didn’t get from practice. I watched Thurston a lot so it was good. I got some pretty good playing time.

On his opportunity:
I just gotta take the opportunity every time I get on the field and help out the team anyway I can, accept my role.

On Arkansas State’s QB:
They have a running quarterback like FAMU did. Louisville didn’t really have one so we have to prepare for the option. He’s pretty athletic. I’m excited to play against him. It’s good competition.

On their team:
We’re not underestimating anyone. We will play our game, be ready to compete.

On Thurston Armbrister:
He’s my mentor so everything I know he knows. He’ll come to my room sometimes and go over signals and we worked on things. He helped me a lot getting to where I am now.

On the transition to college:
It’s a little easier. I thought the playbook would have been way harder. It’s harder than high school but it was easier than I thought.

On the improvements on defense as a whole:
Everyone is more confident. Everyone knows what they’re doing, know their role. They know where to be. We’re not worried about making the play because if I contain then the mike can come in and make the tackle. We’re doing things to help us win games.

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