Reda: "We Are Playing For The Seniors"

Dylan Reda has played in every game this season, and has racked up 41 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and one interception. Reda has also emerged as a leader for both the linebacking corps and the defense as a unit. The Golden Eagle linebacker took some time after practice to talk about practice this week, and take a look forward to SMU this Saturday.

Reda said that practice has gone well this week, and that he feels the team is doing well with getting ready to face SMU.

"Practice was really good. We've been changing some things up to get everybody's tempo up," Reda said. "Practice went well yesterday and today, and we have to keep it going tomorrow and heading into Saturday."

The Golden Eagle linebacker also discussed SMU's offensive unit, and why the Golden Eagles will have to look out for things some may not expect.

"They have a really good running back, and their offensive line is starting to look really comfortable," Reda said.

"They also throw the ball well, and they're just really diverse. When you think of June Jones, you automatically think of slinging the ball around, but you have to run the ball to set up the pass, so we'll also need to stop the run."

"I really think SMU is a little different than all the teams we faced this year," Reda said.

"If anyone I'd say they're comparable to Marshall because of the sets they run, but obviously they don't play at that pace. In a way, they're really unique compared to what we have faced so far."

Although the season has not gone as Reda had hoped, he has still found ways to stay motivated.

"We're just playing for each other and playing for the seniors to get them some good memories for the season," Reda said. "We're really trying to play for those guys, and just play the best games we can for them."

Reda also says though that with so few games left this season; these games can be seen as building blocks to head into next year.

"At this point I know I need to buckle in and play the best I can to have the best experience I can going into my senior year," Reda said.

"I just want to get out there and play the best I can, and play smart, fast, physical football. I definitely view these games as building blocks towards my senior year."

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