September 9, 2009

Viney doesn't play tiney

One of the things college coaches always talk about is when someone gets hurt the player who replaces the injured player has to step up and that's exactly what sophomore Courtney Viney did when he came in for the highly touted redshirt freshman, Aaron Hester, who was injured in the first quarter of the San Diego State game.

BruinBlitz.com talked to Viney after Tuesday's practice to get his thoughts on his performance against San Diego State and the coming contest with Tennessee.

BruinBlitz.com: When Aaron Hester went down with his injury and you were quickly called to duty what was your mindset going into the game?

Viney: "It was very unfortunate with Hester going down, but definitely I saw it as an opportunity to go out and help my team out."

BruinBlitz.comLike all the fine Fresno (Calif.) Edison defensive backs before, you followed suit and lived up to the school's reputation for putting out defensive backs with great technique. Was your play a testimony to your high school position coach, Tony Perry?

Viney: "It definitely is and right after the game, Coach Perry was the first one to call me and more so, not to tell me good game, but to tell me what I did wrong. He also told me to keep it up.

"It was just something that started early on since fifth, sixth grade and it especially good to carry it on and now I get to go out and show that on Saturday's."

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