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Running back Jordon James talked after practice Wednesday about the injury that kept him out for a couple of days, being that go-to runner and the running back depth...

Jordon James answered questions after practice Thursday.


On how he's feeling:
I missed a few days. I'm good now and back in the rotation. It was a tight hamstring. The coaches and trainers were cautious about me and held me out a couple of days.

On injuring his ankle last year:
Last year was great, but I'm not even thinking about last year, I'm thinking about now, getting right and getting ready for Virginia.

On his expectations:
I'm not even worried about it, I'm just worried about trying to get better.

On where he feels he's gotten better.
Pass blocking. Definitely gotten better at pass blocking. Big credit goes to Coach Polamalu. He just brings a different mentality to pass blocking. I think we all have bought in to it and we'll get better.

On Kennedy Polamalu:
He brings a lot of fundamentals and technique. I think if you have a lot of fundamentals and technique along with the athletic ability, you'll be better and that's the biggest thing he's brought to the table. It's a different mentality, to be the hammer and not the nail, in pass blocking.

On the talent at running back:
It seems like every year we have depth and talent. Steven Manfro and Paul Perkins are doing a great job and we're competing every day, but at the same time, we're friends. We're trying to make each other better.

On Adarius Pickett and Nate Starks:
They're picking it up and doing well. They're both good backs and they'll be good backs in the future. Pickett is a good athlete and he's getting the fundamentals down and he's going to be a good player.

On what stands out about Nate Iese:
Just his athleticism. He reminds me of a Jimmy Graham type, he can do it all, block, catch, a good runner.

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