Q&A with OU's Aaron Colvin
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Thursday, October 11, 2012
10/11/12 at 6:36 AM
Aaron Colvin graduated from Owasso High School and learned more about the Oklahoma-Texas series after moving from Tennessee. Colvin had his first career interception against Texas Tech, an athletic pick that came while blitzing and about five yards from the quarterback. He's started the last 16 games for OU.
Is this game different for Oklahoma kids?
When I moved over to Oklahoma, I definitely heard about the Oklahoma-Texas and Oklahoma-Oklahoma State (rivalries). It's definitely a big game for us and it's a big game for OU players. I know a lot of guys that came from Texas and really want to beat Texas.
There's a lot of talk about Texas high school talent. As a kid from Oklahoma, is there anything that makes you want to prove that there's good football in this state?
I don't really buy into recruiting. I was a two-star until I came here. Football is football and there's a lot of good players that aren't even in the position that I am today. They're good players, but we're just as good.
Did you hear that Coach Stoops said, after the Texas Tech win, that you have a chance to be one of the best cornerbacks to play here?
It's definitely motivating but at the same time I remember I had trouble being humble about certain situations. I've been at the worst ends of that. I'm definitely taking that as a motivator and I'm very appreciative of that, but I still have a lot of learning to do.
What does OU-Texas week mean to you?
It's one of the biggest games of the season. We all look forward to this game. The atmosphere, there's nothing like it. You will definitely see a lot of guys out there putting their heart on the field.
What is the tunnel experience like?
We both have lockers in the same area and same tunnel. When you look right across the hall and see burnt orange, that kind of gets you riled up right there. Sometimes you will go down the tunnel at the same time as the Texas players and you might get into a little scuffle. Just walking down there, It's a very long tunnel. When you get out there and see half-orange and crimson and cream, there's nothing like it.
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