On Warren Harvey’s Role As The Placekicker This Season
“Warren is one of those guys that is from Greenville and waited for his chance. Now that he has gotten it and he is moving above that line that I talked about in my opening statement. Warren earned the position through his hard work and consistency. It was not given to him. He is doing both roles right now and I would like to take kickoffs away and let him just be the point guy, but I can’t since he has the best hang time and distance on the kickoffs and he also wants to do both.”

On Running Back By Committee
“I am hoping that we are difficult to defend because they have different sets that each guy will be playing in. Michael Dodson has speed and is an outside runner. Reggie Bullock is guy that can go inside or run outside. Torrance Hunt is a speed player. Hunter Furr and Zico Pasut are guys that can pound the ball and will run inside. Hunter is a guy that can get downhill when he runs. Zico is a jack-of-all trades that can play three positions in tailback, fullback and tight end. Vintavious Cooper is a guy that can do it all. Lincoln and the staff are working on defining the roles for all of them.”

On Possibility of Game Week Routine Changes
“No, I do not anticipate any changes. I like routine so I plan on staying with the same one that we have been using since I got here. Tuesday and Wednesday will continue to be our work days. Thursday is our rehearsal day. Friday is the hotel and movie day. This week will be an early start with wakeup call going out at 7 a.m. and special teams starting the day with a 7:30 a.m. meeting. At 8 a.m. we start our offense and defense meetings. Pregame starts at 8:15 a.m. At 9 a.m. we start our defensive walkthrough. At 9:15 a.m. we head back to the rooms. At 9:30 a.m. we are on the bus and by 9:45 a.m. we arrive on campus..”

On Positive of Having Noon Start for First Game
“I like playing the game at noon. We talked about this subject over the summer. The first two games are in the 12 p.m. range. For me I don’t mind. I am up and don’t really sleep much the night before a game. I think the kids appreciate it. We just need to get them going a little earlier.”

On Strengths of The Team
“I am hoping our strength will be our depth and how we develop our younger players. I like the way we are playing together as a team. I always strive to see us play 11-man football on all three sides (offense, defense and special teams) of the ball. My biggest worry is that we will try to do too much. The game is going to be faster than what we can simulate at practice. The speed of the game when you get into a contest is always an adjustment. It normally takes a few plays to make that adjustment.”