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September 17, 2014 at 12:37 PM

UW’s Deontae Cooper: ‘You know me: looking good, feeling good, trying to play good’

Senior Deontae Cooper has 10 carries for 52 yards this season. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

Senior Deontae Cooper has 10 carries for 52 yards this season. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

Here’s what UW senior running back Deontae Cooper had to say after Wednesday’s practice:

(Where do you feel your game is at so far?) “A lot of room for improvement, but I’m feeling good though. I’m excited. I feel like I’m a step away from really getting there. I always feel like I’m getting tripped up here and there. But I feel like I’m progressing. I feel like it’s coming.”

(You’re looking good, so you must be feeling good) “You know me: looking good, feeling good, trying to play good.”

(on the running back group in general and the confidence in each other) “We’re deep. Between the four of us you guys have been seeing, anybpdy can come in and we don’t lose a beat. It’s not like a Bishop (Sankey) like it was last year; it’s by committee, and it’s a good feel for everybody.”

(Where’s your niche within the room?) “Just understanding — understanding the defense, knowing where I need to be, just trying to understand the mental side of things and stuff like that and making my plays when they come.”

(How has the team come back this week in terms of focus?) “We approach it the same every week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, those are our grind days. Thursday and Friday are the mental days, and Saturday — you have to get excited for Saturday. Saturday’s are game days and those are the days everyone lives for. Not too much to say for that.”

(Feel good that the team has come out with the same mindset this week?) “No doubt. I feel like if you aren’t ready, as soon as you run out of that smoke and that tunnel and see seventy thousand, you’re ready to go at that time.”

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