Team Morale and Focus Discussion with Freshman RB Trey Sneed

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Freshman running back Trey Sneed's attitude and focus help him into a more significant projected role for the second half of the Rutgers football season.

Rutgers freshman running back Trey Sneed on the mood of the team...

"We definitely see that we have a lot of work to do. We had some good momentum coming through the first four games. We were able to do some good things. I think those first four games, they helped us see. Our offense is definitely more capable than what we've done these last two games. Any time you put up numbers like that, you definitely have to take a look in the mirror. You have to reevaluate yourself, reevaluate everything. We're going to keep the process. It's a slow process and we're not going to change anything. We just know that we have to execute better. No matter what offense you're doing, no matter what schemes you're doing, it's just about execution. That's what we're really working on this week, hitting it even harder than we have before."

On execution and improvements...

"I've said this since the beginning of the season, I just want to learn. With every day, I feel myself getting more comfortable. It's just reps and getting used to the speed of the game and I'm definitely able to see my progression from the beginning of the season. ... I'd say [I am more comfortable] running in this offense. After you've been running it for a while, you're able to anticipate instead of just react. Now I can anticipate where open holes are going to be, which allows me to move faster. I can hit holes faster. That allows me to run with a lot more power. It's all about confidence, confidence on the field, confidence that you know what you're doing. When you know what you're doing like the back of your hand, you're able to play a lot faster."

On playing top teams...

"It's a rare opportunity. ... You can play the the No. 1 team in the nation in high school and it will never prepare you for playing the three games that I've played but I'm thankful for it because what better way to get you accustomed to the speed of the game than playing the three best defense in the nation? I'm definitely thankful and I definitely can see my progression when I come out here. I feel when we get into these next six games, I'll definitely be able to play a lot faster. I'm thankful for being able to go against those three defenses."

On staying positive...

"I pride myself on when I come on the field. I love the sport. I love being out here. It's just bringing energy no matter what. It's a long, hard day. It's a long hard practice. The main thing, keeping spirits up. I like to bring a lot of energy. You can see guys feed on me and when the offense starts to make plays in practice, you see more people buying in and then it becomes a fun practice."


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