Feb. 21, 2007
Marcus Sims is preparing for his sophomore season in the Florida State backfield. The Tallahassee native’s Seminole bloodlines run deep and he will enter the spring trying to help and fill the void left by the graduation of Lorenzo Booker. After just eight carries in 2006, Sims is ready to play a much bigger role in the offense this season.
Q: How much excitement is there among the players on the offensive side of the ball?
A: It is going to be exciting because we have a new system. For the backs you have a line coach coming in who had a player (Steve Slaton) rush for almost 1,800 yards. We are excited to get into the system, learn new things and get acquainted with the staff.
Q: Knowing what Dexter Carter has done in his career, are you looking forward to working with him?
A: We have a lot of respect for what he did as a player but even more than that he is a down to earth person. He really wants to get to know you as a person. He doesn’t just want to coach you, he wants to know you. He has a lot of experience in the NFL and we are excited to learn from him and better ourselves.
Q: How ready are you to play in 2007?
A: It is going to be great. I just feel like I need to keep getting better. Whatever it takes for me to get better that is what I am going to do.
Q: How has the off-season program been going for you?
A: Those morning sessions are alright. They are tough but you start to get used to it. I am getting stronger and faster. Those are the things I need to do to be ready for the season.
Q: Have you thought about the way you and Antone (Smith) will be used next season?
A: Not really. I am going to have to fight for that position. I am going to keep my head, stay humble and keep working hard. Hopefully I will get to the point where I am on the field.