PACK PRIDE Q&A: Alex Barr

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Pack Pride checks in with redshirt junior offensive lineman Alex Barr.

Alex Barr enters the fall of 2014 looking to continue the growth that led the redshirt junior to average over 81 snaps per game during the final 10 contests of the 2013 campaign. The Fayetteville (GA) natiave spoke with Pack Pride about his work to prepare for the upcoming season.

How do you feel physically right now?
We ran so much with the staff and it has paid dividends. We get tired but we keep going and push through it. I have dropped about 25 pounds, just in the summer. Strength-wise, I have gotten a little bit better. It can be hard to put on muscle when you are losing weight. Mainly, it was just trying to come back a little quicker.

Where do you notice the weight loss the most?
In my legs and footwork definitely. Usually during camp my legs are killing me. Every day my legs are feeling great and my feet too.

The offensive line has much more experience in 2014. How much helpful will that be this season?
I think it means a lot. There is nothing like game-experience. When you get out there and the fans are making noise, I think it is really important to have a lot of guys that have played a lot.

Which line players, offensive and defensive, have caught your eye?
As a whole, I think we are all working really hard. Fortunately, we have Rob [Crisp] back. He is doing great. Everyone is doing great. We are all working hard. Art [Norman] is looking really good. They have been working just as hard as us. You have T.Y. [McGill] in there and Mike Rose. They are killing it.

Where do you think this team has improved the most since last season?
I think along the lines. I think with Jacoby [Brissett] out there, the quarterback situation, we are better there too. We want to throw the football, but us, from a offensive-line standpoint, we want to run the ball. We meet our goals running the ball.

What is the one thing you want to improve most from last season
I want to get to a bowl game. I want to win.


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