When asked about the Vikings’ progress this season and their goals over the next few weekends, Junior slot back Adrell Bullock had these things to say:PR: How would you rate the football program’s progress over this first half of the season?
AB: You have to view the success of the program from an internal perspective. We are stronger mentally and physically as a team under the leadership of Coach Howard. However, it’s a slow process, but we will get there. Therefore, our progress is tremendous but we are not satisfied.
PR: As a returning player, what things have stood out for you as being considerably different in the team’s attitude, determination, and mission this season as opposed to previous ones?
AB: As a player, I see the constant effort from players trying to make things happen despite the obstacles. As a unit we want to send the message that Lawrence football will never die easily. We understand now that winning hurts. That’s why only a few are willing to endure that level of play.
PR: How is the team as a unit approaching the rest of the season?
AB: We plan to strive to make a mark. It’s not about our record or the amount of games we win. It’s about respect, integrity, confidence, and trust within our team. We plan to stay POSITIVE.
PR: What are some of the goals that the program has for the rest of the season? What messages/statements would you like to see being communicated to the fans and opposing teams through the Vikings’ efforts on the football field in the next few weeks?
AB: We want to send the message that our team plans to work and uphold the tradition of Lawrence athletics. We are also trying to make a statement to the spectators that we are proud and that we believe in our system. By mentally becoming stronger, we grew physically capable. However the 2005 season is a stepping stone to redefining Lawrence football.