Duke talks about fall camp, his role, & more

Posted Aug 6, 2013

Read on to see what sophomore running back Duke Johnson is saying after the first four days of fall camp.

On fall camp:
It’s been going pretty well. The offense is stepping up, the defense is stepping up. We’re all competing at a high level.

On differences from 2012:
The biggest difference will likely be the way I’m being used – kickoff return, receiver, running back, fullback, whatever.

On consistency:
It’s always better to be consistent. That’s why I worked so hard in the offseason to put on extra weight.

On guys he’s been impressed with:
Eduardo, especially coming off surgery, and Dallas. Eduardo has stepped up his conditioning and knows his playbook really well. Dallas too.

On coaches limiting him:
I’m not really sure. I know the coaches will do a good job of making me ready for the whole season. They will use me where I fit in best. I’ll tell them if I’m feeling some kind of way. They know because it’s what they’ve been doing their whole lives. They can tell without the player telling them.

On preparing for 2013:
I prepared for it a lot. Last year I had a drop in midseason because I wasn’t big or ready to carry it like I did last year.

On learning a new offense:
It’s the same thing, just different terminology. It’s only been a few days of camp, so it’s been the basic stuff.

On who has impressed him on offense:
Stacy Coley. He’s coming out here doing it every day – being consistent, knowing his routes, knowing he’s supposed to block. That comes from guys like Allen Hurns teaching him every day over the summer.

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