The Norman Transcript

Sports

August 3, 2013

Mike Stoops placing confidence in Colvin as defensive cornerstone

(Continued)

NORMAN —

Still, Colvin flew under the national radar. It’s hard to be viewed as an elite defensive back when the defense was giving up big plays throughout the second half of the season.

Colvin believes that will change this season. It’s the second year with Stoops coordinating the defense. There’s no longer an adjustment phase for him or the defense.

“I feel like we’re more comfortable. I feel like guys are out there and we’re flying around because we know what coach Mike expects,” he said. “He just expects you to go out there and play hard and make plays. As a defensive back, that’s what you’re taught to do. You’re taught to go out there and lock up your dude and make plays. Coach Mike, he allows you just to go out there and play and I love that about him.”

Going out and playing is something Colvin does well. This season is the chance to prove he’s one of the college game’s elite cornerbacks.

That opportunity that pushed him back to OU.

“It was about half and half. You know, I have to look to my future, and what’s best for me and my family, but at the same time, I wanted to look at the goals that I set for myself before I even came here,” Colvin said. “A lot of those goals are still out there — actually, all of my goals are still out there — but you know, they’re still in reaching distance. That’s what I’m shooting for this year, and I wanted to finish with my brothers. I want to go out with a bang. I didn’t want to go out like we did last year. That’s what we’re working for.”

John Shinn

Follow me @john_shinn

jshinn@normantranscript.com

 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • Cardinals Red Sox Trade Cardinals land Lackey, shore up rotation

    BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday’s deadline....

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joe Castiglione lends hardwood expertise to new football playoff committee

    Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione serves on the NCAA basketball tournament selection committee and will be the committee chair for the 2015-16 season....

    August 1, 2014

  • Norman football a hotbed for quarterbacks

    While Norman High searches for a new quarterback to take the reins, Norman North is entering the preseason with one of the most talented quarterbacks in the state in Oklahoma State commit John Kolar....

    August 1, 2014

  • Tiger in the hunt after day one at Bridgestone

    AKRON, Ohio — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys....

    August 1, 2014

  • Coaches rank Sooners No. 3

    The preseason USA Today coaches’ poll was released on Thursday. Oklahoma came in at No. 3....

    August 1, 2014

  • Defensive indefernce in Big-D as injury suffles front seven

    OXNARD, Calif. — Rookie pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence’s broken foot didn’t send the Dallas Cowboys scrambling because they’re already in rebuilding mode with their defensive line....

    August 1, 2014

  • Rams’ go with youth in secondary

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams secondary doesn’t have veteran leaders, high-dollar talent or big names. Those handling spots on the last line of defense are confident they won’t be a liability....

    August 1, 2014

  • Tigers go all in on Price

    DETROIT — When David Price was finally traded, it was to an unexpected bidder. The Detroit Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Price from Tampa Bay in a blockbuster deal Thursday....

    August 1, 2014

  • Oakland lands Lester, Gomes in exchange for Cespedes

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday’s trade deadline....

    August 1, 2014

  • Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

    CLEVELAND — The Indians had little choice but to give up Justin Masterson. The trade doesn’t mean they’re going to surrender the season....

    July 31, 2014

Facebook