Fall Camp Q&A with Josh Sitton

Aug. 10, 2007

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Senior Josh Sitton is one of five returning starters on the UCF offensive line. The veteran right tackle has made 29 career starts for the Knights, including 25 in a row. Featured below is a question and answer with the 6-foot-3, 324-pound lineman.

Fall Camp Q&A with Josh Sitton
There is always a lot of excitement with a new season and add to that the fact that this is your senior year and you'll be playing home games on-campus. How good do you feel at this point with the season right around the corner?
"I feel great. This team is coming out and working hard. I am excited for this season and to get camp going even more. I just can't wait to get this season started and see what we can do this year."

When you come off the field and get some time to rest, what are you thinking about the most?
"I think about that stadium going up. But, to tell you the truth, I think about NC State first of all because it's our first game and that's always exciting. I'm just ready to get on the field and play ball, I don't care where it is. It's just going to be fun to get back out there. We've had a long, hard off-season. We've all gotten better and we are all ready to go out and face the Wolfpack."

When you look back on your UCF career, what are some of your favorite moments?
"Probably, winning the Marshall game (in 2005). That was definitely exciting. We just went so long without winning and finally we got it together. For that to happen and for all of the fans to be on the field was exciting. All of us kind of ran on the field, shook a few hands and went down to the student section. We were watching people fall out of the stadium and just run around. It was awesome just watching all of these crazy people jump onto the field. That was a lot of fun. But most of all, the whole fact that at the end of the season we could say that we turned it around and won eight games. We should have won the last two, but being able to host the championship game and then go to Hawaii, those games are definitely up there."

Do you see the team progressing a week into camp?
"Definitely. The defense is doing great right now and their enthusiasm is up. I think they are getting everything together. And offensively, we are right where we need to be. But, we definitely have to get better and pick it up. We have had a few days that have been kind of relaxed offensively but we picked it up Thursday."

Entering the second week of camp, what can we expect from you, and the rest of the offensive line?
"Me personally, I have to make sure the whole offensive line is doing their job. That's my job right now and that's what everyone on the team should expect is that we have a veteran offensive line. We need to be going out there every day and do our jobs: finishing blocks, getting bodies on bodies and protecting (running back) Kevin Smith and (quarterback) Kyle Israel. That's what the team should expect from us, and that's what Kyle Smith and I, as seniors on the offensive line, are making sure we are doing."

What has new offensive line coach Tom Freeman brought to this team?
"I think coach Freeman has brought some energy, experience and knowledge. He has an energy about him, and he's always saying something to keep you up. It's really nice. He's done well to adapt to us as on offensive line, and learning our offense and all of the offensive line's personalities, our strengths and our weaknesses. And that was his job for a month, to come in here and learn our system and he's done that. He's done a wonderful job and he's always one step ahead of us all of the time."

Besides having a postseason, what do you hope to accomplish in your final year at UCF?
"Just to win football games. To play as hard as I can and get the rest of the team behind me and Kyle and Bulldog (Kyle Smith) at center. Every year we want to host that conference championship game and go to a bowl game, but we want to focus on NC State first and take this one game at a time."