Terry Washington: Actually, I do feel like a Colorado Buffalo. It's kind of hard mentally. It's a big change from junior college. But for the most part, it's a good thing.
Q: You say " a big change." What are the biggest challenges so far?
TW: The biggest challenges have been more mentally than physically. I guess you could say there's the same amount of talent, but D-I players are a lot smarter and they're a lot more aggressive. They know exactly what to do and how to do it. That's a big change.
Q: Coach Bray seems to be a stickler for being in the right position. Is that true?
TW: That's VERY true. If you're not in the right position, he will get on you. He wants you perfect. We're trying to be as close to perfect as we can be.
Q: What's the difference for you from Practice 1 and Practice 7?
TW: My first couple of practices I didn't have all the plays or the technique. But I'm coming along real fast. (Coach Bray) is helping me out.
Q: What are your expectations for yourself? Do you want to start?
TW: Yeah, I would like to start. That's my number one priority. I'd say I'll start, if not by the first game, probably by the second or third. Once I get everything down – cause I I didn't get to practice in the spring. But like I said, I'm coming along.
Q: I know you signed with Colorado out of high school. But when you were at Garden City was there ever a time when you thought about going somewhere else?
TW: I was always thinking Colorado. A couple of teams came in and asked about me, but I knew Colorado would take care of me, and my juco coach took care of me. They made it clear I was going back to Colorado. I knew that, and I accepted that.
Q: What will you study here?
TW: I'm studying ethnic studies and sociology.
Q: How tall are you and what do you weigh?
TW: I'm about 5-10 1/2, 5-foot-11, 195.
Q: I've heard you ran a 4.35 once?
TW: Yes, in juco I ran a 4.35. I was a little bit lighter then. I'd probably get a low 4.4 now.
Q: You're pretty well put together. It seems like you've got the physical side of the game, too. How much fun do you have with that part of the game?
TW: A lot of corners I know, they don't like to tackle. I'm the opposite of that. I like to come off the blocks and go make plays. If I'm not covering, I'm usually around the ball. I have a nose for the ball.
Q: Does that come from being a running back in high school?
TW: I think it comes from being aggressive. I just have to get in on a play. I don't feel as a corner, I should just cover. I like to be the total package.
Q: Is there a game you're most looking forward to this season?
TW: Yeah, actually, the game against Missouri. I have a friend up there. We were on a talk show together on the radio. They let us talk to each other. This was a month ago. William Franklin. He's a receiver. So we'll probably be going up against each other. I guess everybody in Missouri will be watching that game.