Football Spring Practice Day 10

April 3, 2009

Orlando, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF football team once again took to the field in the Nicholson Fieldhouse Friday morning as the Knights donned shells for the second consecutive practice. Today was the 10th practice of 15 on the spring for the squad.

While indoors, the defense worked different blitz packages while the offense continued to refine Coach Charlie Taaffe's offense. The team took part in many positional drills as it prepared for tomorrow's scrimmage session.

The Knights will hit the practice field at 1 p.m. Saturday as they partake in their second full scrimmage of the spring.

UCF will hold its conclusion to spring practice with its annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 11 at Bright House Networks Stadium. The scrimmage begins at 2 p.m. and general admission tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the UCF Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000, online at UCFAthletics.com, or in-person at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Following Friday's practice, UCFAthletics.com caught up with junior safety Reggie Weams. The Baton Rouge native spent most of his sophomore campaign on special teams. He recorded 11 tackles, seven solo, and also recovered a fumble. Weams is looking to fill the void at the safety position after Jason Venson and Sha'reff Rashad finished up their senior campaigns.

On how spring practice is going

"For me personally it is going well. I am picking up on a lot of things. I am probably the only one on defense who didn't start last year, so I feel like I have some big shoes to fill. As far as spring practice goes, I am just using it to get better."

On the defense overall

"It is tremendous. We are all working together. It is like a brotherhood. If one person doesn't know something, the others are helping out."

On the defense at tomorrow's scrimmage

"It is going to be a sight to see. The public should be there. (Last week) we feel like we didn't dominate like we are capable of doing. Tomorrow it is going to be show."

On gelling after the four seniors left

"I like to think we were close even while the four of them were here. We knew once they were going to leave, we had to replace them."

On what the seniors taught the underclassmen

"Discipline. Also, just stay focused and even when you mess up on a play, just learn from your mistakes."

On how playing special teams has helped him

"From playing special teams it has made me very aggressive. Once you go on defense, you hit--you hit hard."

On the offense versus the defense off the field

"We play NCAA 09. I don't play much, but I am a cheerleader. Right now Derrick Hallman is the best and Kamar Aiken as far as an offensive player. The defense in room 120 is taking over."