Joshua Stanford attended Tuesday’s media session.
On what the Hokies have to do at wide receiver (I walked over during the middle of his answer, so it’s not complete): “We’re a bunch of young guys and we don’t have the experience that a lot of people do. We do have to focus on consistency and focus on the little things. The pressure’s on, but I think we’ve responded pretty well.”
On doing updowns and pushups after dropped passes: “We all stay after practice to catch, and even before training camp, after workouts when we were lifting weights we would go out there and catch. A lot of us receivers, we put a lot of work into it. We’re thinking a lot out there. We just have to focus and concentrate and be relaxed out there. The speed of the game, the new offense, the reads, stuff like that. I feel like as a group we just have to relax.”
On whether he feels pressure because the WR spot is a question mark: “It’s pressure, but if you prepare there’s opportunity. It’s a young group, but it’s a big opportunity with Alabama first and then a long season.”
On how he’s gotten better since the spring: “That’s an ongoing, everyday thing. You can have really good days, and then followed by an alright day or a bad day. Then you could have three good days and a bad day. I try to take everything one day at a time, and just try to focus on the next practice, the next play, the next period. I just try to be good for right now. You only get one moment at a time. I can only play one play at a time.”
On whether he’s the kind of guy who will let one bad practice upset him, even if he’s had three good prior ones: “Yeah, it does. Even in practice, one little error will frustrate me. But I just try to keep a cool head and keep poised. I’m really hard on myself, so I try to not let certain things bother me. Trust my technique,trust my fundamentals, take coaching, and just move forward.”
On how Logan Thomas is different from last August to this August: “Ummm…he’s being coached a lot better. His footwork, his accuracy, everything, by far. I feel like all the quarterbacks have improved, even the guys down the depth chart that you guys (the media) don’t see as much. I feel like there’s been quarterback improvement at all levels, including Logan Thomas. Everyone, from the top guy to the fifth string guy.