Five minutes with Drew Hare


Redshirt junior quarterback Drew Hare practices in fall camp before the start of the 2015 season. Through three games, Hare has thrown for six touchdowns and two interceptions, leading the Huskies to a 2-1 record.

By Patrick Smith

Junior quarterback Drew Hare has made strides since becoming a full-time starter in 2014. He proved putting him on the field was a good decision by throwing 18 touchdowns and just two interceptions in his first year as a starter. He also threw for more than 2300 yards and ran for 900 yards.

Now in his junior year, bigger challenges face Hare and the Huskies. Hare is now 11-4 with nine games left in the 2015 regular season.

Q: How do you feel about the way the Ohio State game played out?

A: I’m disappointed that we didn’t get the win. Anytime we lose, I’m disappointed.

Q: How do you feel you’ve progressed in your time as a full-time starter?

A: I feel like I’ve progressed a lot, you know. Just getting more comfortable with everything and everybody being in the leadership role.

Q: What are some of the team’s goals going forward?

A: It’s kind of our goal every week to go 1-0 and just stay focused on the team that we’re playing.

 Q: What are some improvements you feel you need to make so that the team can get better moving forward this season?

A: I just need to keep doing what I’m doing when it comes to reading defenses and getting the ball in the play-makers’ hands.

Q: There’s always a spotlight on you because you took the reigns after former QB Jordan Lynch. What were you able to learn from him and did it ever affect how you played knowing you had to live up to those expectations?

A: I don’t think I ever really worried about the expectations that people placed on me after him. Jordan did teach me how to be a leader and being a guy that you could count on every day. I think those are the two biggest things I learned from him.

Q: What have you learned the most about yourself as a player?

A: I feel that as far as that goes you can improve everything each and every day because no one is perfect. I think that if I just keep progressing, that’s a good thing.

Q: Do you believe that you guys can beat Boston College on the road?

A: I always believe that our team can pull out a win anywhere. I like our team and believe that the team has done some great things everywhere. I’m always going to say we can beat any team.

Q: Enough about football. How is school going?

A: School is going great actually. know. I’m in the business program.