On how the team is preparing for the first road test of the year.
We put in the silent count, but other than that we’re getting ready just like it’s any other game. And obviously it’s a really important game for us.
Did you watch any of the Auburn vs. Clemson game?
We watched a bit of it. It’s a typical SEC team. They’re very athletic. We have a good game plan for them. We’re just going to have to execute it.
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What are your impressions of Auburn QB Cam Newton?
I actually knew Cam back when he played at West Lake in Georgia. We actually threw seven-on-seven against him. He’s got a cannon of an arm. He’s a heck of an athlete.
Are you surprised that he’s a big QB doing quite well at the position?
There’s a lot of big quarterbacks, whether it’s NFL or college. That doesn’t really surprise me at all.
After three games, have you played about as much as you hoped?
Yeah, I didn’t expect to come out and start or anything like that. I’m just making the most I can out of it when I’m in.
Were you itching at all to play against Georgia?
You know it.
You still have bragging rights back home, though.
That’s right. Hometown Georgia boy. I’ve got bragging rights for at least a year.
Are you getting comfortable with what you’ve been asked to do when you’re in there?
I’m really comfortable with what we’re doing, especially with this game plan against Auburn. If I get in there, I’m just going to do my best to execute it.
Talk about your adjustments to speed of the college game.
I think I’ve adjusted well to the speed of game. If I get in against Auburn, it will be my first SEC snap against an SEC school. So we’ll see how that goes.
Do you like lining up at wide receiver in the WildCock formation?
It’s pretty neat. I played receiver in high school a little bit. So it’s nothing new, but it’s pretty cool.
What about the glove (Shaw wears it in practice and wore it against Furman on his throwing hand)?
Coach Spurrier always asked if I was going to try it out. I just fell in love with it. It’s got good grip.