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Corners: ‘You've got to have a short memory'

Published: August 24, 2008
Just how tough is it to be a college cornerback? We asked players around the Big 12 what it's like to be on the field, one-on-one with a wide receiver.

"You're definitely going to give up a big play, eventually. But you have to go for it every play. You can't worry about the outcome. Just go out and play all out every play you're in. In the end, it turns out OK.” — Brian Jackson, cornerback, Oklahoma

"There's a lot of pressure on defensive backs in this league. When you play teams like Texas Tech, there's a lot on your shoulders, lot you have to be aware of.” — William Moore, cornerback, Missouri

"You've got to have a short memory. If the receiver catches the ball, you've got to be able to get that out of your head and move on to the next play. And vice versa. If you get an interception and take it for a score, you've got to be ready for the next series and do whatever it takes for your team to win that series.” — Dominique Franks, cornerback, Oklahoma

"Sometimes, you have the big lineman pull at you and you might have to do something a little dirty like cut him or something. ... Being a defensive guy and a smaller guy, I've got to play scrappy. I just try to play hard.” — Jamar Wall, defensive back, Texas Tech

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