On being in a leadership role as a senior: To me, it doesn't feel any different. I try to be me as often as I can and try not to change anything. I like to emphasize that when you approach this sport, it is like a business and you have to give it everything you have. There is not ever a time when the ball snaps that you can take a play off or relax. Everything is full speed; it is not high school. That mentality is the basic thing I like to show the younger guys.
On entering his last season as a Longhorn: I really feel like I just got here, even after everything I have been through. It is still inside of me and has made me a better person. I feel like this year gives me a chance all over again. When spring starts, you feel like a kid again. I feel good and healthy; now it is time to go out and do what we can.
On life without roommate and best friend Vince Young: Well, there is nobody to pay the other half of the electricity bill. Really it is okay. I have some lonely days at the house, but we talk all the time. There is a whole lot of re-building this team has to do, but nothing has really changed. Basically, we will just have to work on a few key positions that we lost, fill those, and we will keep it going.
On the first day of Spring Practice: It was fun; there was a lot of energy out there. The guys are in good shape because we went hard during the off-season. It was fast and it was quick; we really started where we left off from last season. There was the same beat and same tempo as the bowl game practices. Everything is still rolling around here.
On the running backs' practice today: Today was more of a technique day. We worked on steps and hitting the right holes. The first day is not always the "all out" day, but this is the first chance for some of the younger guys to get out there, so they go all out. We are smart about things and work on basic technique.
On adjusting to a new quarterback: With a younger quarterback, I am really focusing on my steps when I run the ball so they can get their steps down and be able to handoff the ball to me. They go through so much twisting and turning that each and every handoff has got to be the same. I have to run right for mechanics. As long as I keep doing that and make sure the other running backs are doing that as well, the transition will not be too tough.