Grant off to a fast start

Chavez Grant is off to a tremendous start this fall, as it seems like he's coming up with big plays every single practice. CanesTime.com caught up with Grant to talk about that, the team, and much more.

Q: How do you think the defensive backs are performing so far?

A: I am very happy with how we are progressing. We are out there competing and getting better every day.

Q: It seems that you have come up with an interception in every practice in the fall and spring so far. How have you been successful?

A: It is a combination of things. I think I have become a better player with experience and I am very comfortable out there now. The other thing is Coach Young's system leads to turnovers. We throw a lot of different looks at you and we try to create opportunities.

Q: What is it about his system that creates more chances?

A: We try to confuse the offense. We mix up blitzes, man coverage, and zone. He just trys to get you in the best position to make a play.

Q: How are you progressing since the Spring? Have you added any weight?

A: I put on 6 pounds since the spring. Everyone has gotten bigger and stronger. We have really worked hard. I am weighing 178 right now and I am running a 4.5 forty.

Q: What are your thoughts on the new receivers?

A: They have a lot of talent. Some of those guys can fly. Davon and Benjamin are really fast and guys like Aldarius and LaRon use their size very well. They are a very good group.

Q: How has your role changed since the season?

A: I am on the outside now. I am also more of a leader now. I am trying to help out guys like Brandon Harris. I am trying to be a mentor to him. I celebrate after every DB makes a play, but when Brandon makes one I get a little extra excited. I have to celebrate a little more for a Booker T. guy.

Q: What are your goals for this season?

A: I just want to win and be part of a great defense. Last year, we were not as good as a defense at Miami should be and we want to change that.


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