Q & A with Orange wide receiver Alec Lemon

first_img Published on September 23, 2010 at 12:00 pm Alec Lemon, Syracuse’s sophomore receiver, has been an integral part of SU’s offense since arriving on campus. As a freshman in 2009, Lemon was second on the team in receptions, with 29, for 295 yards and a touchdown. Now Lemon has established himself as one of Ryan Nassib’s favorite targets. Through SU’s first three games, Lemon already has 12 receptions for 141 yards and a team-leading three touchdown catches. Last week against Maine, Lemon caught two touchdown passes after dropping his first couple of passes. Heading into the weekend, Lemon spoke openly to the media about his most recent performance, his chemistry with Nassib, and how the receiving corps plans to cope without Aaron Weaver, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL: On how it felt to catch two touchdown passes against Maine Lemon: It feels good. It’s like a relief after coming off a slow first couple games. It’s always good to get into the end zone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text On getting the two touchdowns after having a few drops early in the game I felt like I owed it to the team (after) starting off kind of slow with those couple of drops. I had to make it up to the team and get some in the end zone. On the outlook around the team after coming off of a win and trying for two in a row You know, you come into the office ready to work, just like you do every week. It doesn’t matter who you play, we’re just going to go out ready to play Saturday. That’s what we’re building up to. It’s always good to build off a win, get that momentum going and continue that momentum going into the Big East. On the chemistry he has with quarterback Ryan Nassib I kind of felt like it took us awhile, but now that we got a couple in the end zone, it feels good. It feels like we have chemistry, and we can build from that. It feels good having that connection with your quarterback, being on the same page with one another, and we just grow from that. On the slow start against Maine We weren’t nervous, we were just kind of surprised because we don’t start like this. Then that’s when we just relaxed, slowed down and realized that we need to get back to what we do. … Maybe it was some jitters, but we got over it and got the ‘W.’ On Nick Provo and his importance in the passing game with Aaron Weaver out Nick has always been a threat and a weapon for us. We just have so many other good athletes on the field that we’re just spreading (the ball) around. Now that we need that third receiver, he’s just showing what he can do. He did that Saturday. … He’s a bigger guy, and he can run. That’s one good thing. You wouldn’t expect him to run as fast as he can — and he can run some people over — so we’ve got a big, physical, fast receiver out there. On this being the last game before the bye week and the opening of Big East play We can just use this game and this team as a chance to work on the things that we need to work on and get back on the same page. … But we’re going to approach it like we approach every week, whether it’s Big East or non-conference, and go out there and play the best we can. [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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