Bush is still shaking off the rust

Deon Bush played for the first time this season against Savannah State. Read on to see what he's saying about that and his status moving forward.

On shaking off the rust:
I definitely feel rusty but I got my feet wet, got out there, and played with the team. I enjoyed it. It's something to build on. The only thing I can do now is work harder and get ready for Saturday.

On feeling tentative last week:
I felt a little tentative. It'll get right. Every day I'm getting better and I've made a lot of progress.

On how tough it's been:
It's hard because there is a lot that goes into it, both physically and being mentally being able to overcome it. You have to push through it.

On playing for the first time this season:
It was a major wakeup call. It taught me stuff I have to get better at, things I need to work on. It made me a better player at the end of the day.

On his play count last week:
It was over the 20 range but I'm not sure exactly. I had a couple plays where I felt fatigued but I expected that and pushed through it.

On giving up the long touchdown:
It was frustrating. That's something our defense takes pride in. The twos didn't wanna give up what the ones didn't. We have to do better next time.

On USF:
Don't get me wrong, this is a very important week. They're a good team, regardless of their record. We have to keep fighting, stay in the process, and continue doing what we've been doing.

On how far away from 100% he is:
I'm not really sure how far I am but I feel like it's gonna be soon. I'm just trying to take it one day at a time. I'm not trying to rush it but I'm trying to go out and get better. I can't tell you exactly. It's a physical game. It's all mental. You're hopeful to play a big role and then I had to overcome not being able to play. I'm not sure when I'll be 100-percent. It all starts in the mind. That's the main thing I'm working on.

On his rehab:
It hasn't been a walk in the park. It's been hard trying to work through all of it. It's making me a better player and a better person. It all matters how you bounce back.

On what motivated him through rehab:
I think about my team, think about what they're doing, think about my family, and think about everyone that has supported me through all of this.

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