Emanuel Cook: Growing Up Fast
Question: What are your expectations for yourself heading into this season?
Answer: I expect to work hard and compete for a starting position.
Question: How would you describe yourself as a player?
Answer: I'm fast, strong, smart, quick to the ball, and I'm just learning everything right now.
Question: How would you describe fall camp so far?
Answer: It's been all right, a lot of hard work. We've had enthusiasm, and we're just trying to work hard.
Question: Are you beginning to feel more comfortable with the defense now?
Answer: I'm picking it up a little better. I've got some things I need to learn, and it's going to take time, but it's what I've got right now.
Question: You have been tried out at both safety and linebacker now. Do you have a preference?
Answer: I played linebacker in high school, but I'm comfortable at both.
Question: What are your thoughts on the defense as a whole for this season?
Answer: We're pretty fast. I can't really tell right now, because we haven't played a game yet, but we'll see when Mississippi State comes up.
Question: Have any of the older linebackers taken you under their wing and shown you the ropes?
Answer: Yeah, I've been talking to Cody (Wells) and (Gerrod) Sinclair, and they've been telling me how to do plays, box cut, and everything. I'm learning.
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