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January 2, 2013

Draft stock isn’t where Colvin had expected it to be

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IRVING, Texas —

“Sometimes it’s better when you don’t know and have no expectations and fly by the seat of your pants and do what’s instinctual. He’s very instinctive,” Stoops said. “Those are some of the most important qualities as a football player, is great instincts. Certainly all his seem to — he knows what to do in each situation and has done an unbelievable job.”

Rested and ready: Safety Tony Jefferson played most of the season with an ankle injury. He’s finally had some time to heal with the time off since the end of the regular season.

“You know, you get a high ankle sprain, it takes about six to eight weeks to heal. I didn’t really get a chance to do it because we had a game every week. But it’s not about being injured and stuff. You’ve gotta fight through those type of things.”

The waiting is the hardest part: The Sooners and Aggies still have three more days until they meet at Cowboys Stadium. The anticipation is building.

“This is the worst part,” OU defensive lineman David King said. “You sit around and you’re watching all the other bowl games happen, you say, ‘Man, I wish our bowl game was today.’ However, I understand that we have to wait for a reason and when the time comes we will be ready to play.”

Pulling for someone else: OU safety Tony Jefferson didn’t have a problem with Manziel winning the Heisman trophy, but admitted on Tuesday he wouldn’t have been his first choice.

“I think Johnny deserved it,” Jefferson said. “For a defensive guy, you don’t see that ever though, so I was rooting for (Notre Dame linebacker Manti) Te’o. I think he deserved it ... He had a lot of great games this year.”

John ShinnFollow me @john_shinnjshinn@normantranscript.com

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