Oklahoma’s seven-DB scheme and how Demontre Hurst almost got multiple interceptions
It called for the front four defensive lineman and seven defensive backs.
- Demontre Hurst
- Lamar Harris
- Javon Harris
- Tony Jefferson
- Gabe Lynn
- Julian Wilson
- Aaron Colvin.
Colvin explained that during the scheme, he slid into the nickle position. While Wilson and Lynn played inside, L. Harris and Hurst played outside.
The set up allowed Hurst to get into a position to tip, dive, block, swat and all but catch an interception. He pounded the ground with his fist after he missed his third attempt.
“Yeah,” Colvin said laughing. “‘No hands Demontre’ is what we call him.”
Although the nickname was actually made up on the spot, Colvin said the team did tease Hurst for never actually making an interception in the game against Baylor. Hurst does have two interceptions in his career. The first he returned for 49 yards. The second, he returned for 55 yards. He has yet to grab an interception this season.
“He’s still a great player,” Colvin said. “Like Coach Mike (Stoops) says, ‘The hardest thing is getting in position to get the interception.’ He was doing that. He’s just got to find a way get the ball.”
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