June Jones Press Conference
Q:How was your summer?
DR: It was pretty good. Came in every morning to lift weights and we ran in the afternoons, so it was pretty good.
Q: Other than football what did you do to keep yourself busy?
DR: I stretched a lot, and they put me in a dance class, so I did that and ran some more on my own.
Q: What was the dance class like?
DR: We would go in and stretch for about an hour. We’d dance and move around a bit.
Q: Do you feel like it helped you be a better football player?
DR: Yea it helped me a lot. Like I learned a couple different stretches that are pretty good. So I do those on my own now.
Q: It seems like there are a lot of talented guys fighting for the starting safety spots. Can you talk a little bit about the competition that’s going on there?
DR: It’s good competition. I got AJ Justice behind me, so that makes me work harder to help my team. And all the other guys, I just learn from them and during film study, we learn from each other. If I make mistake or they make a mistake, we all learn from it.
Q: What is your overall impression of the defense so far?
DR: I think this year the defense will be pretty good. We are fast, physical and we should have a lot of stops this season.
Q: What do you think about opening up against Baylor?
DR: We are just going to do what the coaches ask of us and get our alignments, assignments and technique right. And just play to come out with a W.
Football practice notes:
— Horace Richardson got hurt during practice as coach Jones noted in his press conference.
— Things did get a little chippy at the end of practice and the staff had to calm everyone down and noted how that type of play could hurt the team in games.
— John Bordano saw some more work with the first team on defense.
— Neal Burcham looked really good today. His throws looked effortless.
— Matt Davis continues to range from very good to pedestrian. He'll need to find more consistency if he wants to start.
— Aaron Stafford returned a punt all the way.
— Darius Durall also looked impressive during punt returns.
— Jordan Ingram nice catch in traffic.
— Jesse Montgomery had a nice pass breakup.
— Ajee Montes forced an incompletion.
— Burcham placed a ball perfectly in between zone coverage to find Lancaster for a 15 yard gain.
— Myles Crosby dove to break up a pass from Burcham to Thompson.
— Burcham found Darius Joseph along the sideline for a 25 yard gain.
— Burcham found Joseph over the middle for a 30 yard pickup.
— Justin Musser had a nice catch on a comeback route with blanket coverage.
— Stephen Nelson caught a screen pass and split the defense, taking it to the house.