Q&A With Senior Tight End Tim Euhus

Dec. 22, 2003

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - -

Senior tight end Tim Euhus wraps up his career with OSU Wednesday against New Mexico in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Eugene, Ore., native was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection this year and leads the team with seven touchdown receptions; he's second with 42 receptions for 524 yards. Euhus has also been selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game in San Francisco on Jan. 10. Euhus shared some insights following Monday's workout at UNLV's practice facility.

TALK ABOUT YOUR WEEK OF PRACTICE SO FAR.

'I think the first day we were a little sluggish. I think each practice has been better as the week's gone on.'

IT SOUNDED LIKE AN ADVENTURE GETTING DOWN HERE, WHICH MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO PEOPLE BEING A LITTLE SLOW THE FIRST DAY.

'It was ridiculous. We got to the Eugene airport, and it was just fogged in and you couldn't see anything. We had to wait about two hours until the plane could land in Eugene. We were supposed to get in here about midnight, but we got in about 2:30 in the morning. We got our bags about 4:30, so that was exciting.'

TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE IN NEW MEXICO'S DEFENSE AND WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM THEM.

'They're going to run the blitzing scheme all day long and blitz us from everywhere, so it's up to our O-Line, quarterback and tight ends to be able to figure out where our point is and who we're going to block.'

AS FAR AS YOU SPECIFICALLY, HOW DOES THEIR SCHEME AFFECT YOU?

'I need to figure out where the point's at - I work with the tackles a lot, and if they twist or slant, we need to know which guys we're actually going to block. Communication is going to be huge in this game - probably more important than in any other game.'

ANY HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAS VEGAS SO FAR?

'It's been a lot of fun, going to shows and seeing the Blue Man Group - that was exciting.'

TELL US ABOUT THE SHRINE GAME IN JANUARY.

'I think it's going to be a pretty exciting week going down there. Obviously, I'll be going up against some of the best players in the country. Rich (Richard Seigler) is going to be on my team, so that'll be a lot of fun hanging out with him - it'll be exciting. But it'll be a challenge, that's for sure. There's great talent there.'

ANY THOUGHTS ON YOUR CAREER?

'My career's been a lot of fun. We've got to end the season on a good note and get the seniors out the door on the right foot and get the momentum going for next year.'

Notes: Several players from both Oregon State and New Mexico visited children at the Sunrise Hospital Monday morning.

OSU concluded it's final full-length practice Monday; the team will conduct a short walk-through Tuesday afternoon.

The teams have lucked out with weather, enjoying sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s so far.

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