As Oregon prepares for the the Tennessee Volunteers, starting tackle Tyler Johnstone shared with the media his thoughts on Saturday’s game. The 6-6, 277 pound redshirt sophomore talked about what he sees in Tennessee’s defensive line, how the fans will love having an SEC opponent in town and what his perfect “off” day would be like.
Tennessee’s defensive line
“Big, they’re very very big. That’s really the difference between them and Virginia – they’re pretty athletic and that’s what sets them apart. Other than the fact that we are facing a different scheme, we pretty much prepare the same way – they’re a faceless opponent to us. Every day is pretty much a mirror image of what we do the week before that way we have that consistency and don’t take a team differently.”
An SEC opponent comes to town
“It’s fun and the thing I’m most excited for is what the fans are going to be like, it plays more for the fans than it does for the players – I know they’re going to be going wild because the fans out in the SEC are going to be chirping all week at each other so that section is going to be a lot of fun to see. We are just going to represent the Pac-12 the best way we can and we want to make our conference seem stronger – that’s why we are going to try and put up as many numbers as we can.”
His perfect “off” day would consist of
“Rest, a lot of rest. That’s the thing though, when you’re so regimented all the time, even on Sundays, you have something to do. There would be a lot of laying in bed and watching some ‘Breaking Bad’ reruns and ‘Game of Thrones.’ ‘Game of Thrones’ is the best show, it’s ridiculous – Calisi/Daenerys Targaryen is untouchable. I’ve never been able to or ready to admit my love for a fictional character before Daenerys.”