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SEC Media Days 2015: Vernon Hargreaves III makes his teammates do push-ups

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Florida's defensive leader stays on top of his teammates.

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Via ASAP Sports and ESPN, here are select quotes from Florida defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III at SEC Media Days.

On last season's impact on this season and new coaching:

"I don't think we lost our confidence in winning. Right now we are focused on the little things, like getting guys on time to meetings and workouts, and staying out of trouble. It's the little things that lead to the big picture. The main message Coach McElwain has emphasized so far is to do what is right. He's really focused in on us doing what is right both on and off the field."

On making his teammates do push-ups:

"That is something I learned when I was younger, watching my dad coach at Miami. The first time I told them to do push-ups, they kind of looked at me like, "Are you serious?", and I said "Yes I'm serious." They understood where I was coming from. They know I wasn't trying to be an arrogant leader, and I do my fair share of pushups. I think they respected me enough to do them."

On no longer playing for Coach Will Muschamp:

"It's definitely disappointing, however I understand how coaching works. Growing up in a football family, my dad has been fired before. I didn't like it when I was younger and I still don't like it now. You get used to it and you move on, that is as simple as it is. I think he will do excellent at Auburn, I am excited to see him coach one day in the NFL. "