Football Fall Camp Update: Safety Lubbock Smith

Aug. 6, 2010

Kansas fall football practice started Wednesday, Aug. 4 and it is evident that the Jayhawks are ready to work.

The Kansas media relations department caught up with sophomore safety Lubbock Smith after practice Thursday, Aug. 5 for some details of how the first two days of practice have gone. The team practiced without pads for the first two sessions, but will go full on with pads beginning Friday.

How has practice gone for the Jayhawks so far?

“Practice went really well today. Today was a lot better than yesterday and we are looking forward to coming out tomorrow and putting our pads on.”

What is the difference between practicing with and without pads?

“Pretty much the pads are going to separate the cowards from the real men. It is going to be really fun putting those pads on. We are going to see who is a brave man tomorrow.”

What has been going well for Kansas at practice?

“We are all having fun. The atmosphere has been really good and everyone is staying loose and hanging tight. We are forming a brotherhood with each other.”

What do the Jayhawks need to improve on before game one?

“We always need to improve on our skills and abilities. That is why we come out here everyday. We are going to continue to come to practice everyday and continue to get better.”

What advice has Head Coach Turner Gill given you?

“He wants me to improve my leadership skills to help build up the team. If I can do that, then I can also improve on the football field.”

How is the competition playing out in the defensive backfield?

“The competition has been really intense because everyone is hungry to come out and play. I just come to practice and do my best everyday.”

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