Jerome Murphy made a switch from safety to cornerback,
and so far has had an outstanding spring with five interceptions in five
straight practices. Murphy (6'1-183lb) has great feet and quickness, and loves
to hit, he also seems to have added a better on-field awareness to his
game this spring.
USFNation: You had five interceptions this spring, is
there anything your doing differently?
Jerome Murphy: Well I switched from safety to corner, so I can
see the ball better now, I'm looking straight at the ball and I don't
have to worry about giving anybody the call, they give me the call.That and
being in the right place at the right time.
USFN: How do you like making the switch?
Murphy: I like it now, but I didn't really like it at
first cause I like to come down and hit people, but I guess interceptions
are better than hits.
USFN: What did you do in the off-season?
Murphy: Just ran, a lot of running.
USFN: What are your goals for the spring?
Murphy: To get better, work on my feet work some and to work on my
corner stance since they switched me from safety so its a bit different.
USFN: What are you assets as a player?
Murphy: My speed I guess and my energy, I'm like the energizer guy
of all the defensive backs.
USFN: What quarterbacks are looking best to you right now?
Murphy: I like Matt Groethe, he's really shifty, its hard to hit him.
You can't get a killer shot on him cause he'll side step you real fast,
he's the hardest one to tackle.But I think he's the one I intercepted the
USFN: What receivers do you think are looking the best out here?
USFN: How do you like working with Coach Troy Douglas?
Murphy: Coach Douglas, I like him, I like him a lot. He stays on ya
no matter what, I might do something good but he keeps you humble, keeps
USFN: Is Leavitt working you guys any differently this season?
Murphy: Not really he always stays on you, except were doing more
drills then last year, I can say that. were doing a lot more drills, and
more intensive practices this year, so we'll be ready as soon as we go
Murphy: Yeah he calls me Jersey, that's where I'm from, Elizabeth New