"It's a lot easier because we've been in this offense," Moore said. "We know the little details of the offense and what we need to do, what we shouldn't do. That of course helps—being in the offense for the second year."
"I'm gaining more and more confidence every single day," he continued. "I'm just trying my best to get better each and everyday with my blocking, with my catching, and every aspect of my game right now."
Moore's fellow tight end in the 2008 class was former Wolverine Kevin Koger. After Koger's productive senior season in the Maize and Blue, Moore is embracing what he saw out of his teammate last year and hoping to have the same effect in 2012.
"Just seeing the kind of success he had last year and just having the opportunity to do something like that," said Moore, "the main thing is just to step up and fulfill the position for the University of Michigan—not necessarily Kevin Koger. It's a position at Michigan that has expectations of performing at that level."
Moore added, "I definitely learned a lot from Kevin."
Moore is well aware of his duties as a senior. With two freshmen on the depth chart in A.J. Williams and Devin Funchess, the 6'6 athlete sees a lot of himself in the newcomers.
"That's our job as seniors," said Moore. "Me and Mike Kwiatkowski, we're here to help the freshmen out, we're here to give them more information—and they're just being like sponges, taking all of the information we give to them."
"I see some of myself in every single freshmen," Moore continued. "I remember when I came here as a freshman—I was a wide eyed freshmen and I can see that in almost every single one of them."
An eye-opening experience for the seniors in the off-season came in the form of a sweaty, sandy, but ultimately life changing experience—meeting and learning from Navy Seals in San Diego.
"The trip to California definitely opened up a lot of our eyes," said Moore. "It showed us what we can do with the talent we have on this team and it taught us how to be better leaders. Of course we came back and took some of the things we learned out there and brought it back here to our teammates."
As the leaders of team 133, Moore and the rest of the seniors spent a significant amount of time working on routes, timing, and working to improve to have a final year in the Winged Helmet that can be remembered.
"We work a lot during the off-season," said Moore. "The whole receiving group and quarterbacks—we all call each other up on some weekends and go out there, throw and catch passes and stuff like that. We worked all off-season long."
With the off-season coming to an end in a little over two weeks, a national football power down in Alabama is preparing to take the wind out of the Wolverines' sails on September 1st. For Moore and Michigan, the main focus is on ensuring their team is ready to go.
"Of course it's exciting," said Moore. "They're the defending national champions, and we know it's going to be a big challenge for us. Bright now we're focused on ourselves and focused on ourselves getting better each and every day."
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