"I have one of the best offensive line coaches in the country,"
The true sophomore earned First Team Freshman All-American honors by
the Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Rivals.com
and Second Team All-American laurels from Scout.com. "Even if they named me
first team All-American, I would still try to get better every day, no matter
what they say I am,"
"They teach you about work ethic,"
Quarterback and fifth-year senior Mike Teel echoed Davis' thoughts about the Big Three, who have all entered the upcoming 2008 NFL Draft.
"Obviously, we lost three all-Big East caliber offensive linemen that are going to play in the NFL for a long time," Teel said. "It's why high school football players are recruited and have the opportunity to come to a school like this. When you graduate good players, the next wave moves in."
Davis and junior Ryan Blaszczyk lead a younger and inexperienced crew into the 2008 season.
"We have a few new pieces in there, but with everyone willing to get
better, it'll all come together,"
"Because I'm a
"Everybody holds each other accountable,"
"We're becoming a good offensive line slowly."
Today was good. During the week, there were some things I needed to tweak. We're becoming a good offensive line slowly. I love playing left tackle, it's my position. I have one of the best offensive line coaches in the country. He's going to help me become the best at my position. It's all coming together. We have a few new pieces in there, but with everyone willing to get better, it'll all come together. Everybody holds each other accountable. It doesn't matter what grade you're in. If Art Forst sees something wrong, he says something.
You do it as a group. They (Big Three) teach you about work ethic. With Fladell, he studies film a lot. With Zuttah, he tries to do everything right. On the field, it felt like they were my big brothers.
What drives you? Because I'm a
Even if they named me first team All-American, I would still try to get better every day, no matter what they say I am. ‘Till the day I'm done playing football, I'm still going to get better.