At 5-11, 195 pounds, Washington is among the fastest defensive backs on the squad, and also one of its most physical corners.
BSN: How was your offseason?
Terry Washington: My offseason was really pretty good. I got a lot stronger.
BSN: Did you have some goals you wanted to get to?
Washington: My main goals were in power clean, get up to 300; squat, get over 425. My max squat was 500, so I got that goal. My clean was 305.
BSN: How did practice go last night?
Washington:Practice went very well. I'm catching on to things a lot quicker.
BSN: Explain that. Is there different stuff under Coach Brown?
Washington: Yeah. He lets us play, and at the same time, he tells us what to do. As long as we get our assignments done, he's happy. It's not like there's a lot of pressure on the corners. Instead of thinking so much, we can play a lot more.
BSN: Other than that, what's your impression of him as a coach?
Washington: He's a great coach. I've just met him and I feel like he's one of the best coaches I've ever been around, as a person and as a coach. He's pretty laid back, but once he wants the intensity to pick up, he'll pick it up.
BSN: What about the idea that all jobs are open, there are no starters yet?
Washington: That's the best music to my ears. I can compete without anyone being here before me; the coaches don't know (them) any better. So there's really no excuses this year. If I play, it's because I'm good enough or not.
BSN: How was dealing with the cold last night?
Washington: (laughs.) Oh, the cold. I kind of underestimated it yesterday. I just went out there without any (extra undergarments). It was kind of cold once the sun went down.