Dec. 13, 2007
Sophomore running back Bryan Payton has chatted with IUHoosiers.com periodically this season and shared his thoughts on the Hoosier football team. In this edition, Payton lets us in on what he has been up to the last couple of weeks and how he feels about facing Oklahoma State.
A lot has happened since the last time I wrote. You all know that we are playing against Oklahoma State in the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., on New Year's Eve. I cannot wait to get there! Throughout the week we've been participating in strength and conditioning workouts in addition to practices on the weekends. Coaches have been very good getting the older guys a little bit of rest, but also getting them some quality reps to shake off the rust.
There's Only One...
I'm a very big boxing fan. In case you don't know, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is known for his flamboyant, arrogant, money-waving ways. He's also known for having the quickest hands in the world. I love his fighting style and his attitude. He's very outspoken, talking trash to every fighter he's ever faced. I don't call it bragging though because he backs it up.
You might be wondering why he's my favorite fighter and one of my role models. It's because I see him as my alter ego. Every athlete has a little edge to him, a little cockiness at times, a lot of confidence. In my opinion, you have to! Every athlete has those moments where they just know they're unstoppable. There will always be times when an athlete or anybody for that matter, must believe that. It's more about believing in yourself than anything else.
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