A: It was different for me. Track speed and track speed is two different things. I think it helped me learn how to run a little better. I think track made me a better runner.
Q: How is the adjustment from track to football?
A: We just have to work. There is no time to get in shape you have to be ready. There is no time to adjust from track to football.
Q: You have been practicing for two days and are already getting thrown into a scrimmage. How do you feel about that?
A: It is fun. It is just a learning process. It is like getting ready for a Thursday game. The scrimmage is a little higher level of competition. We do not want to mess up in front of the fans. We are just going to go out there and get better.
Q: How does track help with football?
A: Track helps a lot. We were running just as much as football. We just have to get used to practicing with pads. I am in shape though.
Q: Do you feel a lack of playmakers was a problem last year?
A: I feel we had them last year. We just have to come together as a team. We need to play better together.
Q: What did you guys see on film that you have to improve on?
A: It is like I said we just have to come together as a team. As long as we get on the same page we will be fine. We have the players.
Q: What things do you have to do to become a better football player?
A: I have to know my assignments better. I have to help my teammates and obviously have some bigger runs.
Q: Is it hard for the coaches to distribute playing time on a team with so many talented backs?
A: It is not tough at all. It is all about competition. If Lee or Shawnbrey come out here and practice harder than me they deserve to me. I will be the first one to say if I had a bad practice.
Q: Where you comfortable with the rotation at running back last year?
A: Yes I was. I will do whatever it takes to help the team win. I will play on third downs or every down it does not matter.
Q: What is your weight right now?
A: I am at 202. I was at 190 last year.
Q: Do you feel the added weight will help you?
A: Yes, I felt at times last year that I should have broken a few more tackles. There was one play vs. FSU that I was one broken tackle from scoring and the guy arm tackled me. I think the weight will help me with that.
Q: How do you adjust to carrying the extra weight?
A: I am adjusted to it already. I ran track to get used to running with this weight. So it is not a problem.