VIDEO: Evans on Last Game

Shaq Evans talks about the maturation of Devin Lucien, getting invited to the Senior Bowl, and his last game as a Bruin...

Shaquelle Evans:


On his last game:
I'm just trying to take every day one day at a time. I love this team and it just sucks it's coming to an end. I'm just going to take every day and cherish every moment.

On being invited to the Senior Bowl:
It felt great. It's been something I've been working for since the end of last year. I knew that it's the biggest all-star game for college seniors and I had to make sure I got in it and I did and I just thank God, my family, my coaches and my teammates for everything.

On playing in that game:
That game is huge for me. I didn't have the numbers that I expected to have this year but I feel like I still played well. I know I'm still under the radar a bit. I know if I do what I do, I'll raise my stalk. GMs, NFL scouts, everything. I know AB got invited, but that's all I know of right now. I expect Cassius to be there with us.

On what the last few weeks mean for the seniors:
It's just a time to reflect and think back to your whole career and what you've been through and the hard work. You know these are your last couple of weeks so you want to cherish every moment. It's also a chance to get better and get ready to get a head start.

On what he can show at an all-star game:
Just maybe the ability to make plays, in 1on1 coverage. They can see what you do against press man. I think that's the focus there, winning those 1on1 battles.

On if Jim Mora's name being mentioned for coaching jobs would concern him as a recruit:
As a recruit, yeah. Not as a player. But as a recruit. I know Jim Mora, all the recruits love him. That doesn't affect us as players, we know that he's a man of his word and we love him. He stayed here and kept his word.

On what it means to be a part of the turnaround in the program:
Just being a part of these last two years, from where we were. I was a part of this two years ago when we were not so good. And just to see Coach Mora come here and the rest of the staff come in here and just change things, it's a blessing and I'm going to miss it.

On Devin Lucien's improvement:
Ever since he got that touchdown, his confidence is sky high. I remember him being in the room talking and be like 'man, I don't know if I'm ever going to score a touchdown. And I'm like, man, just keep working, it's going to come and it's going to come in bunches. It's a great thing to see. I always try to stay positive and tell him what he should do and what he can't do. Sometimes I have to be hard on him and tell him the truth, and I'm like, 'you can't do this' and he understands that and that's why I love him like a brother. You see he's not as outspoken as he used to be, not as flashy. That's the main thing I've seen in him. He still does his thing, but he knows he doesn't have to tell everybody about it.

 


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