Rick Wade talked after pratice this week.
On his first fall camp:
It went good, working hard, trying to get better, its been paying off, so hopefully I can get on the field this year and help my team out.
On his weight:
Around 255. I've been working hard in the weight room, getting my strength up, Coach Alosi did a great job. I feel a lot more stronger and a lot better, and I think I'll do good.
On if the gains came before the summer:
A lot of it was before, but I really feel like my strength and flexibility came together with my athleticism once I got here, I feel like I changed a lot as a player.
On his diet:
Eating a lot, eating right, eating protein. Coach Alosi helps us out a lot with diet.
On redshirting this year:
It seems like I'll possibly play. I'm working hard to do as much as I can to help my team. Takk got hurt, so its me and JTM so hopefully I can get in that rotation and help the team out.
On if he surprised the coaches:
I think so. I don't hype myself up, I was flying under the radar. I just worked hard, stayed quiet and do my job.
On running with the two-deep:
It's completely different. Caleb, a completely different athlete. If I can go up against that, I can get a lot better.
On his goal weight:
This year, probably 265. Realistically, 260, but by the end of it, 280-290 hopefully, but stay quick. My footwork is a little rusty because I was lifting and getting stronger, but with Coach Angus, all the individuals we do, I feel much better.
On if the weight was a transition:
A little bit. Over the years, I've gained weight pretty well. I feel stronger and more aggressive.