Seth Adams Update -

Seth Adams says that he feels like the starting quarterback. Understandable considering he is taking the most first-team snaps, and Brent Schaeffer might no longer be in the backfield.

The senior from Holly Springs is focused on his goals and hasn't put much thought into anything else. Adams is trying to thrive off competition and stay consistent on the practice field.

" I'm working hard to hold on to it," Adams said. "In my mind, I am the starter, but I know that I have to keep working hard and not let my guard down. They push competition and that is always in the back of my mind. Competition makes you better, and you will get better with someone pushing you."

If the last two days are any indication, it will be Michael Herrick and not Schaeffer doing the pushing. Schaeffer volunteered to play wideout and is giving the new position a chance. Depth is an issue concerning receivers so last year's starting quarterback could add to the position. Adams has been impressed when throwing to Schaeffer.

"He looks really smooth and is a great athlete. No doubt about it, he is a playmaker. Great hands and speed. He is a good target. He can be a weapon for us. Brent's explosive. Get him in space and let him do great things."

Adams sees Schaeffer moving as a vote of confidence in what the other quarterbacks are doing. However, he is quick to point out that he has many things to work on and can't get caught up in other players and the coaches.

"The decisions are made by the coaches. I have enough to worry about with myself. I have some work to do and am trying to keep improving."

Adams is concentrating on quickening his release and placing the ball for the receivers. He admits that deep completions and stretching the field are two areas where the offense has to improve. Adams wants to manage the offense and limit mistakes.

"We are doing a good job and have a lot of playmakers. I have to get the ball out of my hands really quick and let them work. I feel like we're working on it and getting better."

Adams also recognizes the quality backs and linemen around him. The threat of the running game opens up opportunity for the quarterback.

"Our run game is the strength of our offense and we can do some great things with play action off of it. The linemen protect me and work really hard."

The senior is rooming with Herrick during camp but says that there isn't much time for meaningful conversation. Or anything else for that matter.

"It's great (living with Herrick). We talk, but we don't spend much time in the dorm. I'm trying to get as much sleep as I can. I don't know much about the outside world. I heard about (Barry) Bonds, but that is about it."

And that is fine with Adams, as long as he hears his name as the starter on September 1.

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