Junior DaQuan Bowers says he is back to where he needs to be with the season opener just a few days away.
“I think I am back to where I need to be for the opening game of the season. I missed about 15 days due to my father’s death. It took me about a week to get back to where I need to be,” said Bowers.
North Texas brings a very talented running back to the Valley, Lance Dunbar. DaQuan knows he will have the chance to make a lot of tackles.
“I can make a lot of tackles, but I can also get in trouble. I have to play hungry and do my job,” said Bowers.
In the second year of coach Steele’s defense Bowers says he feels a lot more comfortable.
“A whole lot more comfortable than last year,” said Bowers.
After a hard offseason, DaQuan is ready to get the 2010 season underway.
“I am very anxious to get the season started. It has been a long winter and a long summer. I am looking forward to hitting someone other than my teammates,” said Bowers.
Monday Corico Hawkins challenged the defense to be the No. 1 rushing defense in the nation. DaQuan liked that, but expects more from his defense.
“I told him we not only want to be the No. 1 rushing defense, but we need to be the No. 1 defense period. Anything less is selling ourselves short. We have that kind of talent,” said Bowers.