Great interview by ESPN writer Austin Ward with OSU Nickelback Tyvis Powell. I thought it was well worth the read as you're revving up to watch the game later today. This quote stuck out to me in particular, shows Powell as a self-critical person who now seems to really GET IT, and has bought into his role on the team:
I felt like I wasn’t really doing anything to help the team. I felt like I was just here, and I didn’t want to be like that. When I recap my life later on, I don’t want to say I was just here. I want to do something to basically make a statement, make a name for myself. What I did was take the winter offseason and just basically work hard, get extra reps, make sure I constantly drilled and got with the older people who were still here, asked them questions about the game. They all helped me out, and then when it came to spring, the strength coaches were telling them, ‘Yeah, Tyvis is coming along.’
I really liked this quote as well. He genuinely seems to care about living up to his potential for the fans, which is a nice sentiment for sure. I'm glad to have him representing the S&G:
Coming out of high school, I was known as a top player. Then to get here and you’re not really doing anything to contribute to the team, it really broke my heart, honestly. Back in the day, I used to write these blogs for the fans and tell them how I wanted to work hard for them, and I kind of felt like I was letting the fans down.
You can read the interview here: