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Transcript: Defensive Lineman Leonard Williams

Eric from BBI : Admin : 12/8/2021 5:30 pm
Defensive Lineman Leonard Williams

Q: Behind enemy lines for a USC guy like you?

A: Yeah, I mean, it was fun for us playing back at USC. It feels good being on the west coast and being on a college campus and stuff like that. I was a little upset about seeing that we were coming out here on the schedule at first, but now being out here it's a good refresher and a little change of pace.

Q: Why were you upset at first?

A: I don't know, I thought it was weird that we would have to leave home, stay in a hotel all week, yeah stuff like that. It's actually been a good change of pace; it's refreshing to break that everyday routine.

Q: Does two trips – if you traveled to Miami and came home and then at the end of the week gone to LA, does it have more wear and tear than this?

A: I think so. I think coaches know what they're doing. I'm pretty sure our trainers have a lot to do with it as well. Coming straight here after Miami and being able to be together as a team, spend time with each other out here and not spend so much time traveling is probably going to make a big difference on our bodies.

Q: Explain your hair care routine. What do you do in the morning?

A: I don't do much. I get a lot of helmet hair every day, so I just try to make sure I brush the knots out of it at least twice week.

Q: How good is (Chargers Tackle) Rashawn Slater for a rookie?

A: I mean I think he's really good. I think they have a good team in general. They have a lot of weapons on offense and we're going to have to try to take care of those guys. It starts with (Chargers Quarterback Justin) Herbert. He's a great quarterback, a great, young, strong quarterback. We're going to have to try to make them uncomfortable.

Q: You guys try to normally get a team off the field at third down. They stay around for fourth down a lot.

A: Yeah, this is a pretty good offense. We know they're I think number six in the league on third down efficiency. They're like number two in the league on how many plays per drive or something like that. They're offense likes to stay on the field. They're definitely a team that's built on their offense and we think that we're a team built on our defense. So, it's going to be a good matchup.

Q: You said originally when you like at this trip and you don't know why you're doing this. You knew it was after twelve games and thought the record would be different and maybe this would be a different trip. How tough is it to come out here and have this change with the record being what the record is?

A: I think the record is tough regardless of where we're at or the situation. Whether we were back home or out here, it's tough. Everything's a little tougher when you're losing. Like you said, it does make a difference being out here. I'm sure we would be having a little bit more fun and stuff like that if we were winning. The spirits would be up a little bit more, but you know, we know can't goof around and stuff like that and we have to make sure that we're locked in even though we're out here.

Q: You guys played in LA last year, but for you, what you experienced in college in LA, I would imagine anytime going back there kind of stokes the flame.

A: Yeah, I love going back to California. All my people are out there, I've got a lot of family out there, all my friends, big college town obviously, I mean my college town. I love to go back, and I love playing in this type of weather.

Q: What are your thoughts of the new regime at USC?

A: At USC? I love head coaching job change. I love the guy that we brought in. I have a lot of confidence in him. I've never met him in person, obviously, but I've seen what he did at Oklahoma and hopefully we just start getting some good recruits.

Q: Any time to go spear fishing while you're out there?

A: Probably not (laughs). That's also hard on the body sometimes if I'm out there spear fishing all day. I probably wouldn't want to do that in the season.

Q: How many people you have coming to the game on Sunday?

A: I think it's close to like 20 people. They need to pay me for all those tickets (laughs).
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