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Triple Option: Two-a-days wrap up for OU

8/16/2012

Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. The Sooners held their final two-a-day on Wednesday as preseason camp starts to wind down. OU has to feel pretty good about their 2012 recruiting class if they continue to perform like they have during preseason camp. At nearly every position the Sooners have a freshman who is pushing to play early. While OU had disappointments like receiver Courtney Gardner and offensive lineman John Michael McGee, there have been pleasant surprises like linebacker Eric Striker and defensive end Charles Tapper.

2. It’s good to see that the Sooners are exploring ways to get Roy Finch the football. OU doesn’t need the junior to play a defined position but they could be the beneficiaries if they use him in spot duty as a way to terrorize defenses that have already been put on their heels by Dominique Whaley's running or Kenny Stills' speed.

3. It will be interesting to see how the Sooners approach the new kickoff rules. Will they be able to take advantage of the rule and try to pin teams deep or will they just kickoff with the hope of a touchback? When receiving, will they encourage their returners to bring the ball out or will they be content with starting drives at the 25-yard line? There could be the opportunity to get creative on kickoffs in 2012.

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