Q&A with receiver Marquise Brown
Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown
had a big debut season for the Sooners a season ago. In Saturday’s OU spring game, he had six catches for 39 yards, but his highlight was a footrace against student Nic Armbruster. Brown easily beat Armbruster. After the game, Brown talked about his spring, his new Big 12 championship ring and the race:
Q: How do you think the game went?
A: “We’ve got to play better. The wind was a factor a little bit. The defense did a good job. I felt like we came out there and we were executing, we’ve just got to convert on third downs.”
What percentage effort were you giving in the race?
“I started at 60 and then I went to 40.”
You looked back at him when you finished it off.
“My teammates told me to do that. I had to follow through with it.”
Were you worried about running in the cold?
“No. I didn’t have any intentions of going that hard. But I knew once it was cold, they can’t be in shorts, they’ve got to be in some type of long pants. So I was good about that.”
What’s your favorite part of the ring?
“I ain’t even looked at it yet. I like this side right here (with the College Football Playoff logo). I don’t like this (the Rose Bowl logo). We’re gonna be back. We’re gonna be back for that one.”
What did Adrian Peterson say to you all before the game?
“He just told us we better not lose, that we better go win.”
What do you think about the progress of freshman defensive back Miguel Edwards?
“Miguel came in with an attitude. He talked to me, CeeDee (Lamb). He really didn’t care who anybody was. It was fun going against him. He plays bigger than he is. He plays aggressive. He’s from where I’m from so I’m cheering him on.”
Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown closes in on challenger Nic Armbruster during a foot race on Saturday at the annual Red and White spring football game in Norman.