Tevis Bartlett talks about his role

Washington sophomore outside linebacker Tevis Bartlett spoke Wednesday afternoon to the press after the Huskies' third day of fall camp, held inside Husky Stadium for the first time this fall.

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SEATTLE — August 13, 2016; Washington Huskies Fall Camp, Day-6 practice and Picture Day at Husky Stadium.

On the first day in pads: “I think everybody’s a little rusty because we haven’t been in pads since the spring, so there’s still a little bit of knocking the dust off and getting back out there, but I feel  a lot more comfortable with the defense instead of learning the whole scheme, it’s little tweaks here and there which being in the system for a year has allowed me to do that instead of starting fresh.”

On his role: “I’ve been playing mostly SAM and JACK. That’s where they have me and that’s where I’ll play.”

On the young guys: “Those guys are doing a great job. That first year is really hard just because you’re in college, you’re away from home, it’s your first time with college football and some guys are playing different positions and obviously the college game is a couple of steps up from high school so it’s a learning process and they’re handling it well and I think they’re looking good for it being the third day.”

On the goals of the defense: “The biggest thing for us is just coming out here and doing our jobs to the best of our ability and that stuff will take care of itself. We don’t talk about (being the best defense in the conference)  because that isn’t going to make us a good defense. What’s going to make us a good defense is coming out here and working every day and watching film and doing all of the extra stuff we need to be doing to become a good defense.”

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