Michael Kranzler: You were a three-sport athlete back in high school. Did you ever consider pursuing basketball or track & field in college?
Ben Muth: No, never. I always wanted to play football.
MK: You played tackle in college but are projected to move inside with the Chargers. How do you feel about making that sort of change?
BM: I think I can do it. I think I can do either one, and I just need to find a spot where I can fit somewhere.
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MK: In each of your last few years, you had to earn a starting role once the season started. How do you think that tenacity will help you?
BM: Well, I think it really prepared me to fight for a job, to come in and compete.
MK: What was it like to be part of Stanford's turnaround under Jim Harbaugh?
BM: It was great just being part of that whole attitude change. And when Harbaugh came in, it was a really good experience.
MK: If you weren't playing football, what else do you think you would be doing?
BM: I do not know. I've never really given it much thought.
MK: Have any of the veterans started to mentor you on the field?
MK: What do you like to do in your free time?
BM: I'm a big movie guy. I like to go to movies and I do a fair amount of reading.
MK: Has there been anything so far about your rookie experience that you weren't expecting?
BM: No, I've played with a few guys who went on to the next level, so they gave me a pretty good idea of what to expect.
MK: What appeals to you the most about coming to a team like the Chargers?
BM: I think just their track record. When I didn't get drafted out of Stanford, I wanted to go to a place that had a good situation to go in and kind of learn and become the best player possible.
For a scouting report on Muth prepared by the publisher of "the Bootleg," click here.