Sooners Spring Forward
The OU football team continues to improve in spring practice.
OU football head coach Bob Stoops said the Sooners were cleaner and had fewer mistakes on offense and defense in their third week of practice.
"The offense had their plays," Stoops said. "They had some good runs and good passes downfield with some deep balls."
It was the same story with the linebackers.
"They made some good plays," Stoops said. "A few times, they were out of position and gave up a few things."
Stoops said he'll have a better evaluation of the linebackers after reviewing the practice tape.
OU redshirt freshman Brent Rawls played with the first team offense for a few snaps.
"Brent's throwing the ball really well and threw some great deep balls," Stoops said.
OU junior running back Quentin Griffin continues to impress Stoops.
"Quentin's having a great spring. He looks good."
Kevin Wilson, OU's first-year offensive line and running game coach from Northwestern, said Griffin is a better athlete than All-American Wildcats rusher Damian Anderson, Wilson's former pupil.
"Quentin is actually a much better athlete, has quicker change of direction, catches the ball better and is better without the ball," Wilson said.
Wilson said Anderson, a quick slasher-type player, made plays on his quickness, but that Griffin was also fast and used his ability to change his direction to make defenders mis-tackle him.
Wilson said both backs were small, but that Anderson was more physical. He said Griffin might be the better all-around player, with better feet and better ball-catching ability.
OU will have another practice at 3:45 p.m. Friday. Saturday's scrimmage is set for 10 a.m.
The Sooners have one more week of spring practice before the annual Red/White spring game on April 20 at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
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