The start will be Pou's second of his career. His first start dates back to his redshirt freshman season in 2003.
Pou has played sparingly this season as a backup who can line up at any position along the offensive line.
"There will be a lot more responsibility for me this week because I will be in there from start to finish now," Pou said. "I am sure Duke will be testing me because I will be the new guy in there. I just have to be ready and take advantage of the opportunity."
As a senior, Pou's 2006 season has been a little surreal. Pou has been with the ‘Canes for five seasons and with each passing moment, he admits that he thinks about experiencing his final practices and workouts with UM.
"It is hard with this being my senior year," Pou said. "Every time I come out here I think it will be the last time I am doing something. This will be my last workout for Duke. In a little more that a couple of months, it will all be over for me."
Pou arrived at UM in the same recruiting class as fellow offensive lineman Anthony Wollschlager. The two linemen have grown close since and look forward to playing on the field together this week.
"Anthony I am closest to more than anybody on this team," Pou said. "We came in the same recruiting class together and since we were freshmen, we always planned on being on the field together. He has supported me through the ups and downs and every time I play guard, it is great to be on the field with him."
Pou, who currently weighs in the 280's because he "eats everything I can, but I just can't seem to gain weight," will no doubt take advantage of the opportunity he has been given this week.
"My mindset is to go into the game and let there be no drop off from Derrick Morse to me," Pou said. "Every time I am in there my mindset is that I should be starting, so I need to keep that up."
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