August 10, 2006
The ultimate team player
Heading into his junior season at Texas, there are many people around within the Longhorn program that believe Limas Sweed is on the verge of becoming an elite receiver in college football. Orangebloods.com sat down with Sweed for an exclusive talk on Wednesday night and got his thoughts on the coming season and whether or not he's on the verge of something special as a player.
Q: Anything stick out in the first three days of camp? Is there anything about this camp that feels different than the previous ones you've been involved with?
A: No, everything is on track. The offense is still the same. We're still doing the same things that we did with Vince (Young) when he was here. We're running our routes and reading them on the go like we did with Vince. We're breaking them off sometimes because we might have a streak or we might read the coverage and break it off into a different route. Everything is pretty much the same. We've just picked up where we left off last year.
Q: Analyze your own game through the first few years. Do you feel like now you're at a point where you are about to take off and become one of the elite receivers in college football? How do you view yourself?
A: I just view myself as a team guy. I'm just gong out there working hard and doing whatever I can. Coach (Greg) Davis said yesterday that, "You're at a point now where it's the little things that are going to make the difference." Sometimes on my comebacks, I might peek towards the sideline a little bit where I'm about to go and he was just harping on the little things like that, like keeping your shoulders square in the middle of your routes and coming back. It's the little things that I'm focusing on now to make me a better player, so that I can be a better team player.
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