Post Practice Video - Myles Gaskin

Here's what Washington running back Myles Gaskin had to say following the completion of Washington's Spring Preview...

On preparing over the summer for the season “Absolutely. Spring ball is just a taste. Spring ball and camp are two way different things. Camp is football all the time. It’s one of those things where you’re just warming up to it. From here on out, actually ever since the Alabama game, it’s getting ready for this next season. Especially now it’s getting down to crunch time. Some people think it’s a ways away, but we know it’s coming right around the corner. It’s faster than you think. We’ve got to get ready. Take a couple days off, rest your body, but we’re going to be right back in it. Right back in the weight room, right back in the film room and all that stuff.”

What are the expectations for this year? “People are going to write what they want to write and all that stuff but our thing is to win every game and take everything one step at a time. I don’t even really want to talk about games personally. I want to talk about camp or summer workouts and stuff like that, taking it one step at a time. If you get caught up looking forward too much you lose sight of what’s right in front of you.”

How important was the summer time for you last year? “It’s very important. Kind of establish yourself as a leader or as a guy, a go to guy. Not so much on the field, but out there while we’re working out hard in the summer, sweating and all that stuff. A lot of guys are made, or a lot of roles are determined right then being able to push through or push another guy and all that type of stuff. Things that nobody will ever really see except us. I feel like that’s the biggest thing, just being able to be a leader or being able to talk to a guy or just learn how other guys respond to other things. Some guys don’t respond to yelling. Some guys respond to like ‘hey man, what’s going on? How can I help?’ Some guys do respond to ‘hey, come on pick it up!’ And all that type of stuff.”

Does your role change during the summer? “Just being older and new guys coming in, the whole freshman that are going to come in, everybody’s going to have to bring those guys up, but our room we’re getting Salvon (Ahmed), big recruit, great player. Just being able to talk to that guy and being able to connect to that guy, because he’s going to be in a new environment. Brand new. I can try to connect to him because I was there at one point. Just being able to those young guys and trying to push them and trying to help them get on the field.” Top Stories