"Really, I was focusing on helping the offense get better, get us clicking better. We were trying to work hard and get better in all aspects of the game."
Did you see more cohesiveness in the offense by the end of the spring?
"Yeah, I feel like we came a long way in the spring. We have carried it over through the summer. Now, I hope we can keep it up and start the season off like we have been playing."
There have been a lot of guys in for the two summer sessions. What were you guys trying to do?
"We were trying to get a jump on everybody we play, because we know we have to be in great shape. I feel like everybody who was in for the first session were all in shape by the end of the session. In the second session, we are just trying to get stronger and faster."
Talk about this upcoming season and what you hope for this team.
"I know we have the talent to win games, but I hope we come together and be a team this year and play harder and better than we did last year."
What are you hoping to accomplish individually this season?
"I'm really just hoping to do whatever I can to help the team win."
You are a senior this season. Is this season a little more special for you because of that?
"All of us seniors want to win this year since it is out last season. We pretty much are going to do everything in our power to make sure we win. We are working harder than we ever have."
Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com), the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet. You can contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.