On where in the rotation he’s been lately:
Mostly the ones. I’m doing good. I know my plays and I’m playing a lot faster.
On the improvements he’s made:
I lost a lot of weight. I’m under 325 now. That was my goal weight.
On how he feels compared to when he first arrived:
I feel way better. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in and now I just have to keep going.
On being fully recovered from an injury last year:
I’m up to speed now. I just have to take it one practice at a time and keep doing what the coaches ask of me.
On getting Calvin Heurtelou back:
Whatever coach has planned for us, we’ll be ready.
On goals for the upcoming scrimmage:
Same as the first scrimmage – do my job and the rest will take care of itself.
On the heated battles between the OL and DL:
We go at it every day. We still love each other. We’re just out here battling but it’s all love.
On Coach Melvin:
He’s not teaching us anything new. We’re just taking it one practice at a time, and we’re buying in. They’re both great coaches with a lot to offer us. We respect both of them.
On the defensive improvements:
I think we’ll do a lot better this year. Everyone is working hard and making progress.