Lester Jean started as a true freshman, struggling at time, but really started to make an impact toward the end of last season. Break out games against FIU & the Bowl game against Memphis gave Owl fans a look at the potential of what the future will look like, as a play maker.
Heading into the '08 season what were some of your goals?
My only goal was to be a productive team player.
What were some of the things you felt you had to improve on in the
I needed to improve on my route running and catching the ball more
What are the biggest influences in your life that help define who you are as a person and football player?
Definitely what I went through growing up my father and Young Jeezy "Thug
You are part of a talented receiving corp. What does Lester Jean need to do
to help establish himself as a receiver?
I need to learn from the older guys, take what I can and keep working hard.
With the success of last year, it raised the level of expectations coming
into '08 especially with a veteran team returning, has those expectations
put any additional pressure on the players this year?
Not really, with success comes a lot of things. We just need to play hard.
Play like we know how to play and everything will work out for the best.
Big conference game coming up against the Blue Raiders and with the recent struggles on offense the last two games, what adjustments needs to be made to regain the production level expected from a group of talented receivers?
Focus a little bit more in practice. Study a little bit harder.
And what does the offense need to do to get its swagger back?
Make a couple deep plays and make a couple of explosive plays.
What are some of the key elements for the offense to have success against
We have to establish the run. Protect the pass. Get a couple of quick
screens and go deep on blitzes.
Away from football, what are some of your hobbies?