Brandon Farmer and the Southern Miss offensive line are feeling pretty good these days.
And why not?
Boasting the league's number one offense along with record setting performances, they have every reason to be thrilled about where they are. According to Farmer, while they are excited, they are certainly not satisfied.
"It is a lot of fun right now," Farmer told GoldenEaglePride.com.
"Our QB has time in the pocket and our RB's have holes to run through. We take great pride in that and the numbers we are seeing we know wouldn't happen without our efforts up front. It feels good because we've worked hard to get there. The competition makes us all better. The way we are being rotated keeps us fresh and makes it fun. Coach Meadows does a great job of keeping us at our best and knowing what buttons to push."
He's certainly pushing the right ones. Coach Monken talks often of how the offensive line dictates how the offense is going to perform. Farmer and his teammates have accepted the challenge.
"We knew as a team we were not where we should be, and most of that was because the offensive line wasn't getting it done," he said.
"We wanted to be the group that came together and said we would take this offense on our shoulders. We have the QB and skill players to be really, really good. We just needed the line to start producing. Now that we have so much depth and competition, we have all grown so much."
Maturity, leadership, competition, and good chemistry now are the marks of the offensive line.
"We are just a different group, we all get along and we all play for each other," he said. "We haven't been a winning program the last three years so we are all soaking it up and enjoying every moment. There are no egos on this team, we want one thing and that is to win."
With those wins has already come a bowl birth, but they are hungry for more.
"We have accomplished one of our goals," he said.
"We wanted to get back to a bowl game, and we wanted to win our conference. We've done one, and the other is right there in front of us."
It continues this week at home against an ODU team that is coming in playing well.
"We were just putting in some things for ODU and working on our fronts for the game," Farmer said of practice.
"Our energy and focus was good and everyone is real energized about the chance to be back at home this week. We want to send our seniors out with a win in their final home game. That would mean a lot to them and to us to see what they have been through."
In what the marketing department has called "sellout Saturday," the Eagles are hopeful to see the stands full.
"It means a lot to see that place full of black and gold," he said.