Q&A with Evan Shirreffs

Read on to see everything quarterback Evan Shirreffs was saying following Saturday's practice.

Evan Shirreffs, So., Quarterback

On the start of spring practice and the quarterback competition…

“It is definitely nice competing for a starting job with my fellow quarterbacks. It is really nice to just be out there and competing every single rep.”

 

On the difference between this year and year’s past…

“It’s not too different, like last year was for the backup job, this year is for the starting job. But we are all working just like we did last year. It’s not like we had to pick it up now because we have been working ever since the Richts have been here, ever since we stepped foot on campus.”

 

On the format of practice…

“Everyone is just splitting reps. It is an open competition, so one guy may have a good day but that doesn’t mean he is going to have more reps the next day. It’s the same number of reps every single day, just showing the coaches what we have.”

 

On how he has improved…

“I have put on a little more weight. I think I am physically more ready to be on the field, if asked to be out there. And just knowing the playbook obviously. They installed everything, last year it was new to everyone, and now we are going through the installs for the fourth or fifth time. Just getting everything down.”

 

On being one of the vocal leaders…

“I feel good. I have been here with most of these guys. I’ll be a redshirt sophomore, so some guys have only been here one year longer than me, and of course [sophomore wide receiver] Ahmmon [Richards] had a breakout season, last year, and he is younger than me. But I feel good and I think everyone on the team is looking for one of us quarterbacks to step up and be that leader. “


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