"We wanted to make sure we got physically strong. After last year's 3 and 8 season, I knew we had to get better. I saw everybody working hard, trying their best."
What did you try to accomplish individually during the spring?
"I was just trying to keep myself physically and mentally strong so that I could come out and make an impact on the team. After last year's redshirt, I'm hoping I can come out and help the team be its best."
Keith, what is your height and weight?
What are you trying to get up to or down to in weight?
"I want to stay at about 255, but I want to add more muscle tone."
What did you do while you were back home during the first part of the summer?
"Most of the time I worked. I also worked out with some of my friends."
What are you trying to do during the second part of the summer?
"Get myself in better shape so when the season comes, I can be out there doing my best."
Talk about your hopes for this team this coming season.
"A bowl game is my hope. I got here last year and we didn't get to go to one."
No more Egg Bowl being the bowl game.
"No more Egg Bowl being our bowl game."
Individually, what do you hope to accomplish this season?
"I just hope to make the team better, on and off the field."
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