"I want to make the travel team, and I should have a good shot at that," Frye said. "If I work hard and report to camp in good shape, I have a chance to compete for the backup spot."
Frye wants to make sure he can help Centre improve on an offense that averaged just 18.7 points and 90 rushing yards a game (260.2 yards a game total) in a 6-4 season in 2007.
Centre had a young line last year, but Frye thought the unit had a good season overall.
"They really didn't make too many mistakes, and we should be pretty good this year too," he said.
Expectations for improved offense
With a new offensive coordinator in Tony Joe White - whose Belhaven College teams ranked first and second in the nation in NAIA in passing offense the past two seasons - Frye expects a much improved offense this season.
What should also help is new offensive line coach Jamal Powell, who has NFL and experience and comes to Centre from Texas A&M.
"He's already helped me out with a few things to do over the summer to get stronger. He said to do push-ups every morning because that will help get my bench (press) up," he said. "And he said if I needed to, take some weight protein. He was just giving me (line play) pointers. He's a good guy. I look forward to having him as a coach."
Frye is also the son of coach Andy Frye, and admits it's not always easy having your father and coach be the same person.
"It's an experience. He sometimes give me a pretty hard time. But he's a great coach and a great leader, and I really love playing for him. I look at it as a good thing for sure," he said.
He thought of going to another school, but after visiting Centre knew it was the best place for him.
"I didn't think (Centre) was really interested. I looked other places, but when I went for my overnight (visit) and checked out the guys and the chemistry they had, I thought, 'This is the spot,'" he said.
Even though most players knew he was the head coach's son, they treated him like any other recruit.
"That's the thing I liked the most. The guys knew who I was, but didn't treat me any different," he said. "I liked that."