“We started working over the winter, had a great winter, brought that into the spring, had a great spring, seemed like everyone wanted to be at practice," Washington said. “People came to work to work.”
Now a senior, and facing the reality of national championship-less career at Oklahoma, Washington is more focused than ever.
“This is my last run, this is it, so I feel like it's up to the upper classmen to provide that spark, that team camaraderie, that, ‘Hey, let's go, we got to work. Let's go,'” Washington said. “We don't have time for excuses, we don't have time to get tired, we don't got time to be sleeping in meetings. We got to go get it. This is the last time any of us will play together. You know what I mean? We will never have this team again.”
SHARK WEEK DOESN'T PROMPT OU
This week is Shark Week on Discovery Channel, but the sharks are nowhere to be seen around OU football. Demontre Hurst spoke briefly about the sharks possibly not returning to the secondary this season while at Big 12 Media Days.
When Tony Jefferson spoke with the media Friday, after a whole week of sharks dominating Twitter and the television channel, the sharks had not been revived by all the hype.
“I don't think we're doing sharks this year,” Jefferson said. “I think we're just gonna play it along and just go.
“I didn't even know it was Shark Week. We haven't even had time to watch TV.”