FOS: Do you feel comfortable at center now that you've gone through spring practice and summer workouts?
Shipley: I feel real comfortable. As soon as summer practice started, I felt real comfortable at center. Center just started clicking. Everything just started coming together.
FOS: Have you been practicing with the ones or the twos? How have things gone in practice?
Shipley: I've running a little bit with the ones, a little bit with the twos, a little bit with the threes.
FOS: So the coaches are just trying to find positioning on the depth chart for everybody?
FOS: The defensive line has gotten a little thin. Was there any thought of moving you back over in the summer?
Shipley: I just prepared all summer to be at center. They never really said anything about me being a defensive tackle. There were rumors floating around and a lot of guys thinking maybe I would, maybe I wouldn't, but for the most part, I just prepared all summer to be the center.
FOS: Do you care one way or another where you play or do you just want to get on the field?
Shipley: I just want to get on the field. After the spring, I started feeling a lot more comfortable at center. I actually feel a lot more comfortable here than I did at defensive tackle.
FOS: The center/QB exchange was a little off in the spring. That's been worked out by now?
Shipley: Oh yeah. Completely worked out.
FOS: What about the conditioning work? You don't look like a redshirt freshman. You look like you've been in the program a few years. Do you do anything differently or have you just been attacking the conditioning like anything else?
Shipley: No, every day, I just go in with the attitude that I'm going to get better. I just 100 percent in each day and go from there.
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