Thursday, July 21, 2011 – Day 2
Wide Receiver Emory Blake
(On Media Days) “It’s crazy man. Of course, a lot of media (here). I’m enjoying myself. It’s a great experience.”
(On losing Quarterback Cam Newton) “It’s personnel, and personnel changes, but Malzahn’s offense doesn’t change. We have a different quarterback, different line, but the same results.”
(On being a leader) “I’m definitely ready. I feel capable of filling that role, really excited. We have other receivers who can create mismatches down the field so it should be good.”
(On being a leader at such a young age) “I do feel like I’m one of the older guys, and I’ve just turned 20 a few days ago, but I think we proved ourselves on the field and off the field. I’m surprised we haven’t gotten more questions about how we’re so young. Just because you’re young doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader.”
(On the quarterback position) “Kiehl (Frazier) just got here so it’s hard to judge him right now. I can see his arm though, tight spiral, but he has yet to learn the offense. Barrett (Trotter) and Clint (Mosley) have been in the offense two years. They know what’s expected of them. The timing doesn’t change with them in Malzahn’s system, the drop back and the steps don’t change, so it’ll just come down to the guy that makes the plays this fall.
(On the offense’s high numbers last year) “I don’t think the numbers will go down this year, especially in the passing game. They (the numbers) should go up, the rushing yards might go down, but if you look at Gus Malzahn’s offense over the six years he’s been a college coach, his team’s score points.
(On playing on the road) “It’s tough, but with our team, I think we can do it. I’ve been to Arkansas, and it’s a very hard place to play. I’ve been to LSU, and it’s been a very hard place to play. Every place is hard, but we just have to be ready to play.”