USC Double Take: Cushing & Maualuga rolls out a pair of interviews with two USC linebackers. Brian Cushing and Rey Maualuga talk about what it was like to play under NFL coaches at the Senior Bowl, what they will bring to the team that drafts them and more.

Brian Cushing USC LB

Expectations for Senior Bowl

"Really just proving myself all week long, playing the best football possible I know I can. That's important, taking care of business on and off the field."

What's it like to play under NFL coaches?

Brian Cushing
(AP Photo)

It feels great. That's the next step in my football career, so I am looking forward to doing that and utilizing all the things they have this week and playing the best football possible.

Rey Maualuga USC LB

Expectations for week

Just maximizing the opportunity. I just want to come out here and get noticed, get discovered. People know your name, but people don't know how you practice and compete against some of the top players in the country. I'm just hoping to make the best of this opportunity,

What's it like working under NFL coaches?

I am stoked, it's something I've been dreaming of for a long time and to get the opportunity to be here is a tremendous honor and I can't wait. Coach Del Rio is a former USC alumni, he played linebacker, so I can't wait to train with these guys and work closely with them

Have you met with any teams yet?

Not really. You people are pulling me here and there, just in meetings and times that we can sit and talk football.

What kind of player are you?

Ferocious player, player that is determined to get the job done, give my full 150% effort and go out there and dominate so that they don't think they wasted their draft pick in me.

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