Stoops: Left tackle switch ‘not a big deal’

April, 8, 2012
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This week, Bob Stoops downplayed the adjustment Lane Johnson has had to make swinging from right to left tackle.

“It's not a big deal I don't think,” Stoops said.

Johnson, a former junior-college quarterback, was recruited to OU as a tight end. He was later relocated to defensive end, then last spring after Jarvis Jones suffered a severe knee injury Johnson was moved to left tackle. When Daryl Williams injured his ankle in the opener, Johnson started OU’s second game at right tackle, and started there the rest of the way.

With Donald Stephenson having graduated, the Sooners are counting on Johnson to man Landry Jones' blindside.

“To me that move was just about some experience,” Stoops said. “He's kicking one leg back instead of the other. He's pretty ambidextrous. I don't think it's gonna hurt. I think it's been pretty easy for him.”

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