Cornerback Desmond King is pretty good at doing cornerback things. He’s second in the nation with eight interceptions and is a consensus All-American at the position.
Cornerback Desmond King, he of the 200 pounds, is also pretty confident that he can match up with a pulling 321-pound Josh Garnett in space.
“I took out somebody that size before my freshman year against LSU [against current Dallas Cowboy La’el Collins],” he continued. “He did the same thing, and I knocked him over… I’m looking forward to the same thing [against Garnett].”
King went on to talk about a “triangle base” that he can use to leverage when in space against big men in order to take them out of a play, which he expects to be able to use this time around, even when Garnett is chugging at full speed towards him.
Garnett just laughed it off and almost seemed disappointed in King when asked about the comments.
“We all saw that, and we all had a good laugh about it,” Garnett said. “When you call individual players out, it takes away from the mystique of the game. It takes away from the team atmosphere we built all year.”
“It’s not about myself. It’s not about Desmond. It’s not about one-on-one matchups between guys. It’s about the team. No one player or one play is going to win the game. It’s going to be a team effort. Yeah. That’s pretty much it for that.”
Contact Do-Hyoung Park at dhpark ‘at’ stanford.edu.