September 20, 2007

McClain relishing leadership role

What do you do when the core of your defensive graduates and you're one of the last players left to hold things down?

It's a thought that senior defensive end Jameel McClain has had to deal with since Kelvin Smith and Jerry Mackey played their last game as Orange football players last November.

"When Kelvin and Jerry were here last year I could look to them for advice on how to play certain defensive schemes," McClain said. "Now I'm the guy that everyone is following and coming to for advice. It's a good role to be in and something that I think as each day goes by I'm getting better and better."

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