Aug. 18, 2015

Chris Brown – Junior – Wide Receiver

On young talent and who made an impression during camp…

“All of them. They all have made amazing plays, to be honest. They’re way ahead of where I might have been my freshman year. That’s a good thing to see them doing their thing early.”

On personal offseason goals and improvementsââ’¬¦

“Continuing to be a master of my craft, continuing to be consistent, and continuing to make the plays that come my way ââ’¬¦ I’ve been working on getting in and out of my breaks even faster, creating that separation off the line, and anything that can give me an advantage on the field.”

On leadership within the teamââ’¬¦

“I’d say, as far as leadership goes, there is a prominent guy within each group, and even the guy under him has leadership qualities. I can’t point out any, but Jaylon Smith’s a great leader. Nick Martin, Ronnie Stanley, Joe Schmidt, even Malik (Zaire) are all great leaders. It doesn’t matter your age. As long as you’re leading and doing what you need to do, people will follow.”

On working with first-year offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Sanfordââ’¬¦

“He’s a guy that brings a lot of energy. He’s a cool guy to be around. He always brings his energy, day in and day out. I feel like he’s doing a good job with our quarterbacks.”

On the difficulties with his progression reads last year…

“Last year was then, and we had a different situation then. Moving on to this year, I feel like guys are taking responsibility. They’re making sure they do their job on every single play.”

On the offensive development since the springââ’¬¦

“As far as our receiver group, starting from the top to bottom: Corey Robinson, Will Fuller, all the way down to Equanimeous St. Brown and Miles Boykin, being consistent for every rep and making sure there isn’t a drop off from one guy’s performance to the next is our priority.We want to have the same chemistry with every person on the offense. That way, we’re a well-oiled machine.”

On his mindset during the quarterback battle between Malik Zaire and Everett Golson in the springââ’¬¦

“Both players were very good players and continue to be very good players. I feel as varsity players, we take on the role of understanding that it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is. We have to go in and make the play, regardless of who sits in that spot.”