Quick Six With Sweezy

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Senior defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy grew up in Mooresville, North Carolina, not too far from Charlotte, where the Belk Bowl is being played. He says that a lot of family and friends will be on-hand watching his final college game.

Did you ever go back and watch the Maryland game?
We watched it. It's pretty crazy. We were down that much and never gave up. We kept working. We put our heads down and pulled it out in the end.

What are your early thoughts on Louisville's offense?
I know they've got a good couple of running backs, a good quarterback, and a pretty good offensive line. They are a pretty good team all together. We're going to have to get ready.

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is a good passer but can also make plays with his legs.
From what I've seen he likes to do that. We've got to contain him.

Are the extra bowl practices important to some of the younger players on the team?
They help a lot. You get to practice with the regular team... run plays, an I wasn't on the scout team. It helped me develop a lot.

I think the young guys are developing. You can see it.

You grew up near Charlotte. I assume your family will be there... did they get a lot of tickets?
[Laughing] Oh yeah, they've bought a whole lot.

How many?
Around 70, maybe more.


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