Shilique THE FREAK Calhoun Reflects on 2013 with Eyes on 2014
Q: So has it hit you yet?
A: Like I was talking to my teammates about, I donâ€™t think itâ€™s hit me yet. When I get that ring I think itâ€™ll be surreal thenâ€¦Iâ€™m waiting for that moment. But so far everyoneâ€™s said that we won, so Iâ€™ll take that as aâ€¦we did, we got the win.
Q: Have you been pimping Dantonio for what kind of bling you want?
A: Yeah, weâ€™re trying to make two rings out of it. Heâ€™s thinking more of one, but weâ€™re trying to get two: Big Ten Championship and then also the Rose Bowl. Whatever way he goes weâ€™ll stick with him because heâ€™s usually got the right idea.
Q: But if itâ€™s one it should be super sized, donâ€™t you agree?
A: Iâ€™m hoping itâ€™s all five of my fingers combined. You know? Just huge. I want it to be so big that I canâ€™t even wear it.
Q: Do you wanna be a rapper with a five finger ring?
A: Iâ€™ll stick to football; thatâ€™s a whole other deal. But no, I want it to be huge. Definitely.
Q: When does winter workout get started?
A: Soon. I think we start lifting maybe next Thursday. So weâ€™ll be right back after it again.
Q: How much do you feel a sense that you gotta step up and be a leader, where you would say weâ€™ve still got a goal leftâ€¦a national championship?
A: Of course. Going into this season I felt like I had to step up and be a leader. Certain guys looked at me as a leader, you know. I feel like moreso this season because weâ€™re losing a lot of guys. But thereâ€™s younger guys that need to step up also and Iâ€™m pretty sure they will. Theyâ€™re gonna devote their time to football and put more hours into it, now that they understand, you know, what we can accomplish.
Q: Watching that Florida State game, there had to be a part of you that said we could take these guys.
A: Of course. I always have faith in my team. I knew we could be there. This year, weâ€™ll make it there this year. Iâ€™ll leave it at that. Weâ€™ll be there this year.