Gunheim Brings New Mentality to Spring

April 5, 2007

Greyson Gunheim sat down with on Thursday to talk about his off-season and upcoming Spring Football practices. How did the off-season go? What kind of workouts have you guys done?
Greyson Gunheim: We did a lot of weights at first and then we moved on to a lot of conditioning. It was really hard and everyone was having to get motivated right after break. It is good for us and I like it.

GH: Is there a different approach to the start of Spring football? Is there a different mentality?
GG: We have been talking a lot as a team and with the coaches to make sure that everyone gets on the same page. There is no reason that we can't be the best, we play with the best. With that mentality we can beat whoever is on the field with us.

GH: For the more experienced players, what kind of approach do you have coming into the Spring football season?
GG: I am just going to learn from my mistakes as much as I can and take coaching advice as best I can. My coach (Randy Hart) knows a lot about the game and I am going to learn as much as I can from him. I can help teach the younger guys what I already know.

Sometimes it's hard because he makes it look so easy; but, then you get out there and do it and it is a little harder than you thought. It works, if you can pick it up. So, I just want to be an example for the younger guys to help them pick things up if they need it.

GH: Are there any surprise players to look out for this year?
GG: There are just a lot of guys that feel like they haven't played to their potential and they just want to get in that grove to play the best that they can play.

GH: Do you guys feel like you have something to prove this season?
GG: I think at first we have to prove it to ourselves. I think that last year we had people on our team that didn't think that we could win certain games that were close at the end. I think after last season most everyone feels like we can beat anybody that we play, so I think our mentality has changed a lot.

GH: Looking at the schedule in the fall, is there anyone in particular that you are looking forward to playing?
GG: Every game is big for me, but I definitely look forward to the Apple Cup because that is always a huge one. I also look forward to the Oregon game just because of the rivalry there.

GH: You have grown your hair out quite a bit this off-season, is there any particular reason for that?
GG: No, I actually don't like it at all. I hate long hair and it's not my style. Some guys didn't think that I could grow it out for six months, but April 24th is the last day and then I am probably going to cut it.

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