BW: I stayed on campus all summer. I worked out at 7 am, lifted and ran with the team. I went directly to class after that and directly after class went to work from 11-5 at the Financial Accouting Department on campus.
Q: Sounds like you were busy. Did you get to take any time off?
BW: I went home for one weekend and played a couple rounds of golf. For the 4th of July I went down to Myrtle Beach.
Q: How did it feel to get back out on the field today?
BW: It felt great. I was telling the guys it felt like Christmas after seven months of Christmas Eve. I think the guys came out with a lot of excitement. Getting adjusted to the three-hour practice instead of two hours was tough but overall the enthusiasm was there the whole practice.
Q: Were there any surprises during the first day of practice?
BW: It's hard to see any big surprises because there's no contact. It's just a lot of assignment work. There was no freshman camp this year so they were like deer in headlights. The first team defense rarely missed any assignments which was nice -- especially after having the summer off. We weren't in midseason form but it was good to have the basic assignments in place.
Q: What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you realize the season opener at Boston College is 24 days away?
Q: Which brings us to the next question, how excited are you about opening the season up in the Northeast?
BW: I've been excited since I found out they were on the schedule. I've been getting a hold of as many tickets I can find. Not counting my high school, which might have about 100 people coming, I've got about 40 people coming to the game. One of my high school teammates -- Will Blackmon -- is the starting corner for BC and we are the only two Division I football players from Rhode Island so it's a big deal up there. There's no game I'd rather win than to start off the season at BC in front of my family and friends.