Monday, August 6 (10:00 P.M.)
This is the first diary entry I will be writing to all you NC State fans over the course of my senior season, and I hope you enjoy every entry.
First off I would like to say how excited I am to be part of a program filled with fans that are as passionate and excited about the football team as all of you. It is truly going to be an honor to play in Carter-Finley Stadium someday, and I can't wait to get down to Raleigh.
"It was by far one of the greatest
experiences of my life."
Now it is time for some real football. My first practice starts tomorrow and these next two days are suppose to be the hottest days of the summer so I'll be getting used to the heat that NC State is dealing with right now. I am very excited to get my senior year started as we are expecting to do big things this year. If all things go as planned and we work hard starting tomorrow we have the capabilites of playing in Scott Stadium for the state championship. Right now I'm getting across to all of my teammates that winning a state championship is our only goal, nothing less than that.
Well, I gotta go now. It is kind of like Christmas Eve tonight... so nervous for my first practice. Haha jk....
Wednesday, August 8 (5:20 P.M)
I just got up from a long nap after spending a couple hours outside on the hottest day of the summer in Northern Virginia.
"I'm going to try to call Coach
Willis and Coach Bible tonight."
Today was our second practice and because of the heat we only had one practice so the afternoon practice was just film and lift.
After two days I think we are starting to get closer to 12-8-07, the date of the state championship. Our coaches are all wearing shirts with that date on it and set straight that we are preseason number one in Virginia, and we better finish that way.
I'm going to try to call Coach Willis and Coach Bible tonight to hear how everything is going down in Raleigh. I'll let you know what they have to say about the team next time...
Thursday, August 9 (5:45 P.M)
Like I said I was going to try to get ahold of Coach Bible and Coach Willis. I called Coach Bible around 9:30 last night, and he was watching film of the scrimmage and grading the players. That kind of shows you the life of a coach because I know he still had a lot more film to watch and I'm sure he was going to get up real early to watch the film some more this morning.
"I sent a text to Deion
to see how it went."
Anyways, he said the team is starting to get there and basically like all the reports say they need to become more consistent. He also asked how practice was going for me and wondering if I'd be able to get down for a practice anytime soon. I'm going to try to get down for a practice on the weekend but with my schedule it may be tough. He then passed the phone over to Coach Willis, and he was basically saying the same thing.
He told me that Deion Walker was down there yesterday so right when I got off the phone with them, I sent a text to Deion to see how it went. He said he had a real good time, and we're going to try to go down there together sometime.
I've got to steal him from E.J. [Manuel] because I know they're real good friends, but I'm going to see what I can do to get him. I definitely wouldn't mind having T.J. [Graham] on one side, and then looking to the other side and seeing Deion. We'll see what happens...