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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 08, 2012
Falcons Meet Media

Quotes from 2012 Media Day

Head Coach Mike Lopez
Regarding the preseason ranking…
“We go off what we did last year, going .500 in the league. We think we’re better. You want to win all of your close games, so that’s one of our goals this year.”

On Bobby Vega…
“Bobby’s a great kid and a leader. He’s the guy that you want leading your team.”

Regarding the facilities upgrades…
“We’ve got a brand new locker room and scoreboard and new uniforms. Our players have a good situation here and we just hope that they understand and respect that. We are in great shape as a program and I am proud to be at Fairmont State and it’s an exciting time of year.”

Quarterback Bobby Vega
About being one of the leaders…
“I’m not much of a vocal guy. Obviously, I try to handle my business on the field. I don’t usually talk a whole lot but I will definitely show my leadership skills.”

About the preseason ranking…
“I don’t pay attention to that. I don’t think my teammates should either. Just go out on Saturday and play your best.”

Free safety Dewey McDonald
How does the tone differ coming into this training camp...
"I start off training camp with the same goals: work hard, gel together as a unit and hopefully we can come out against Clarion and set the tone for the way we want the rest of the season to go."

Regarding the preseason ranking...
"I think the preseason rankings are mostly for the fans to see how the conference stands."

Regarding the new facilities...
"They are very nice facilities, but once you're into the game, they are not a factor."

Return specialist/wide receiver Matt Wilmer
Regarding your expectations...
"Every year we go out and try to make it to the playoffs. Every year we have the same expectations."

Off-season work with Bobby Vega...
"We've been here all summer, throwing and running routes. It's not much different than any other quarterback-receiver combination. We've been getting our timing down and he is a very good quarterback. He gets the ball out and where it should be."