Aug. 31, 2007
Sophomore running back Bryan Payton will chat with IUHoosiers.com periodically this season and share his thoughts on the Hoosier football team. Payton and the Hoosiers open the 2007 season against Indiana State on Saturday.
It's Friday, the day before our first game against Indiana State. We've been waiting for this game since the end of the Purdue game last season! This is OUR YEAR. All I want to do right now is go out and chop down some Sycamores.
I spent last night watching the LSU Tigers beat up on Mississippi State. I watched the entire game. I didn't care that it was a blow out. I'm just happy to see some college football and I can't wait to play.
I also checked out some of the Rutgers game. I really just wanted to see Ray Rice. Most of my teammates have told me that he is my twin because we're the same size, we look alike in pads, and we wear the same number. Even I can't deny it. We do look similar. I only hope to achieve what he has so far. I enjoy watching him play.
Today I really don't feel like talking to too many people because I'm kind of on edge for this game. Though I might take some time out to talk to some of my former teammates from high school and prep school briefly to wish them the best of luck in their games.
Lastly, you can bet I'll be watching the movie, 300, today before our meetings. That's my pre-game movie right there! I will keep that mindset until the scoreboard reads zeros Saturday night.
I hope to see you all at the game. It should be something special. I love and have full faith in all of my teammates and I can't wait to go to battle with them tomorrow. GO HOOSIERS!
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