Coleman Shelton talks offensive line progress

Washington junior offensive lineman Coleman Shelton spoke Sunday afternoon to the press after the Huskies' seventh day of fall camp, held inside Husky Stadium.

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What’s the transition to center like? “It’s going well. Everything is going well. I’m still learning everyday, still learning stuff. I feel comfortable right now.”

Is the line gelling more this year with some experience? “Definitely. Those guys (Trey Adams and Kaleb McGary) aren’t young anymore. They have a lot of starts under their belts and a lot of games. They know what they’re doing, they’re good players. We’re all pretty much getting used to each other now. It’s going well; we’re all good friends and stuff like that so we’re enjoying it.”
On needing to improve “We know to win you need points. That’s the biggest saying. We don’t want to have to rely on the defense the whole time; we want to be able to go down and score some touchdowns, do whatever we can. We definitely feel like we need to do well”
On leading at a position he’s never played before “No, not really. We’re all together, we all work as a unit. I wouldn’t say I’d go out and be the leader, but I feel like all of us together, we work well together. Nick (Harris) is coming along great. He’s a really good freshman and he’s playing real hard. It’s fun to be out there and go and have fun everyday.”
On ignoring the hype “To be honest, we don’t pay attention to it at all. That’s the first time I’ve heard that. Coach Petersen just says it’s all about us and we don’t have to worry about the outside noise. We’re just focusing on improving everyday in fall camp and not really listening to what everyone else is thinking about us and is saying. We’re just trying hard to improve everyday.”

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