It’s great to get back to football, but I had a special visit back home to Florida during the bye. My second day there, my younger brother James committed to my alma mater Wake Forest to play defensive lineman. It was really awesome to see him make that commitment and just to have that opportunity to play college football.
It’s pretty cool that he picked the same college I went to. I loved Wake and I know that there’s some great people up there who are going to take good care of him. Coach Jim Grobe and that whole staff do a great job of making sure to create an environment where they can have good relationships with the players. I didn’t play too big of a role in the recruitment, though, I wanted James to make his own decision.
It was nice to see my family again – my brothers and sisters, my little niece and mom and dad. I also got to see one of my little brother’s high school football games at my old high school. It was great to see my old coaches and talk with them a little bit, too.
Now that I’m back, I’m focusing on learning the game and watching the veteran guys in front of me, taking notes from those guys. Anything offensive line coaches Mike Solari and Tim Drevno give me a tip on, I want to make sure that I work on it. I’m just trying to learn everything I can to help benefit the team.
So far my favorite road trip this season has been Green Bay. Lambeau Field was definitely awesome. To be in that stadium with the history and the background, it was amazing. The win was nice, too.
It’s a blessing to come into work every day. I thank God for the opportunity he’s given me to be here. There’s some great guys in this locker room –
I’ve been practicing at center and guard throughout the season and trying to pick the veterans’ brains while I’m out there at practice. If I need help at center, I’ll ask
On Sundays, it’s awesome seeing them go out there and play the way they do. They make you want to go out there and do it, too. Everything you see, you just want to go out there on the field and copy when you have the chance.
The young guys on the offensive line are close, too. Just being here with