One of Oklahoma’s most effective defensive schemes in 2011 was the “Endy” package, which placed four defensive ends on the line simultaneously in obvious passing situations.
But with Alexander and Lewis now in the NFL, ends coach Bobby Jack Wright said the Sooners are not in a position at the moment to use the set.
Only King has made a career start at defensive end, and he’s been moved inside to tackle to compensate for the suspension to Stacy McGee. Defensive end starters Washington and sophomore Chuka Ndulue will be making their first starts against UTEP.
Wright, however, didn’t close the door on OU installing it sometime later this season thanks to the rapid development of converted linebacker Rashod Favors and true freshmen Charles Tapper and Michael Onuoha.
“We had four guys that could really rush the quarterback, so that was good,” Wright said. “But who knows? Before conference play, we’ve got [several] days plus two games. By that time we may have those young pups ready to go.”