Q&A with OSU's Davidell Collins
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
10/10/12 at 3:32 AM
Position: Defensive tackle
Hometown: Bearden, Ark.
As a sophomore last season, Collins saw significant playing time as the year progressed. One of his biggest plays was a fumble recovery against Oklahoma. As a backup in 2012, he has recorded four tackles.
I hear you're one of the jokesters on the team. Is that true?
I joke around sometimes with my friends, and with the D-line we joke around a lot.
What did you do on your Saturday off?
I went to visit my friend who's in Norman right now. ... She had asked me, and I was like, "It's OU. I wouldn't be welcome there." But I went down there and really just hung out with her.
You didn't get any grief for going to OSU?
I wore some of my (OSU) stuff and a few people knew me down there, but mainly she just introduced me to her friends.
What are you studying?
My major is marketing and my minor is entrepreneurship right now. I'm not sure what I really want to do with that yet, but I feel like that's the field I want to go into.
Do you have a class now that you really like?
Most of the classes are really good and they help me out. My consumer behavior class teaches you a lot. There's a lot of stuff in there that you wouldn't expect.
Did you take midterms last week?
I had a few. I had to take my finance midterm. It was pretty hard, but I think I did pretty good.
What do you do outside football?
Being a little bit older, I just sleep most of the time. On my days off, I just visit with friends I don't normally have time to visit with.
You say you're older. What is your age?
I'm only 20, but compared to my freshman year, I was just walking around and enjoying being in college. Now, if I get the chance, I watch film, get an extra lift in, but mostly I just enjoy my days off.
In your move up the depth chart, what's changed for you from last season to now?
Last year, I didn't have a really big role. This year, I feel like I need to be more prepared because anything can happen. Me being second string, I need to be ready and focused with my mind on the game so I can give the team everything I've got.
Have you been able to move on from the loss to Texas?
Since we have Kansas, we can't really dwell on it. It's still in the back of your mind, the "what ifs" and all that. But it was a fair game and we all had our shot. The call (Texas' last touchdown) was the call and we can't go back and take it back.
What do you take from a game like that?
Even though we lost, it taught us a lot. It really gave us at the beginning of the year a time where we needed to battle back. We battled, we fought and we need that early on so when the later games come ... we can go ahead and finish.
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