Video: In the huddle with Patrick Larimore

Middle linebacker Patrick Larimore was having a breakout season last year before he separated his shoulder in Week 7 against Oregon.

He finished fifth on the team with 42 tackles and third with five tackles for a loss despite missing missing almost half of the season. He was named was named national defensive player of the week and Pac-10 player of the week after his 12-tackle performance against Houston in Week 3.

We caught up with him after practice to chat about coming back as a leader, the new defense, his shoulder and how excited he is to play after a 10-month layoff: