Adams Big Enough To Block Out the Hype

At 6-foot-8 and 309 pounds, Trey Adams can block out the sun. And when it comes his No. 8 Washington Huskies, he's more than big enough to handle the hype. He's all about getting better ahead of UW's clash with Idaho this Saturday at Husky Stadium.

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On the performance week one “Pass pro was good. We had a few missed assignments. Other than that we were all good. We have to take it one practice at a time and really just focus on our technique.”

On no penalties offensively “Yeah, that was good. We took notice of that in our meetings and we pride ourselves on knowing the snap count and knowing who we’re blocking, hands inside at all times. It was fun to see that happen.”

How great a feeling is it when there’s a big play when you’re working hard in the trenches? “It was fun. Obviously everyone loves watching John Ross play. I know you guys do. I know I do. When we protect and he (Jake Browning) throws, good things are going to happen. It’s just fun to watch all these guys, like all of us come together and realize what we can do. It’s fun.”

Is it getting harder to block out the hype now that you’re a top 10 team or do you just keep going about your business? “Exactly what you said. We’re worried about Idaho right now. We’re worried about the next practice. We’re worried about the next meeting. We’re not worried about rankings at all. Coach Petersen didn’t even know we were ranked. It’s just a number and we just have to play to our potential and good things will happen. We have to trust our technique and just play.”

Are you glad you finally hit someone in a different jersey? “Yeah I am. Right before the game Elijah Qualls was like ‘you ready to hit someone else?’ I was like ‘yeah, I’m tired of hitting you.’ It’s fun to just play against different guys and test our stuff. It’s just fun.”

Do you know anyone on Idaho? “I know a couple older guys. I know Mike Marboe played there at center. Started five years. He’s a good buddy of mine. I’m sure I know a couple others. I just haven’t really looked at there roster much. I know Danny Shelton’s brother (Kevin Shelton) plays on the d-line. It’s just going to be fun.”

On Tom Cable’s son on Idaho “Yeah, Tom Cable. We heard about that. They’re all good players and I’m excited to play them and it’s going to be fun.”

Did you give Nick Harris any advice for playing as freshman? “Yeah. He’s done well. He’s a really good player. He’s fast, he’s quick, he knows all the stuff really well. He just plays football. He doesn’t worry about who he’s going against or anything like that. I didn’t have to tell him much. I’m still learning. I’m only a sophomore. I’m still learning the plays and I’m still learning everyday. We’re kind of growing together and growing as a line together.”

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