August 27, 2007
Miller makes a move at defensive end
Bruce Miller has never played in a game before, but he's in line to receive a lot of playing time this season. Miller, a 2006 signee out of Woodstock, Ga., came in and redshirted as a linebacker last fall, but he made a move to defensive end this spring where he quickly elevated himself into the two-deep. He's had a lot of action with the first team during preseason and he's in line to get some work on special teams as well.
UCFSports.com caught up with Miller after Friday's practice to see how things are progressing.
You came in last year, redshirted as a linebacker and now obviously are playing defensive end. When did you make the transition to defensive end, this past spring?
"Just in January. Actually last season they talked about moving me down and coming out of the redshirt, but that never ended up happening. They ended up just letting me finish out the season at linebacker. After the season in January I moved down to defensive end and working out there. I put on a little bit of weight. It was a good transition for me to move down."
Was defensive end totally brand new for you? Did you play there in high school maybe?
"Not necessarily. I played one season at defensive end, but after that I moved back to linebacker my senior year. So not really. I didn't have a lot of experience."
How has everything been going there? I know during spring coaches were impressed and now you're in the playing rotation. Is everything going well there you would say?
"Everything is going great. Learning everything, getting to know the new coaching staff, learning their schemes, everything has been real good. It's real nice.
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