Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Triple Option: Interior lineman spot open?
By Bob Przybylo
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.
1. With a torn ACL to Tyler Evans and freshman offensive guard John Michael McGee apparently quitting OU on Monday, the Sooners can most definitely be in the market for an interior offensive lineman. James Patton had been giving the same spiel to a few recruits about how OU was really high on them but had no room. Now? There should be some room. Two names to single out are three-star linemen Rob Boyd (Vian, Okla./Vian) and Zach Hannon (Kansas City, Mo./Rockhurst). Both have visited OU and had a lot of positive things to say about the Sooners despite the lack of an offer.
2. Bob Stoops shrugged off the question Monday, but it has to feel a little bit like OU is snake-bitten right about now. The Sooners looked like they were adding a huge piece to the puzzle in Penn State wide receiver transfer Justin Brown but that has been tempered by what could be a season-ending injury to Evans. And offensive line, which looked like it had some depth, can now ill afford another injury following the losses of Dylan Dismuke and Ben Habern in the last week, too.
3. It’s football time in Oklahoma. High school football, that is. Practices around the state officially start Tuesday and all eyes will be glued at Oklahoma City Douglass. It will be the first practice featuring 2013 commit D.J. Ward and 2014 top target defensive end Deondre Clark. The two will make the most fearsome defensive end combo in the state and both are excited about the chance to work with each other.