Tuesday Practice Notes
The Sooners struggled defensively in their latest contest at Texas A&M, giving up a number of big plays, something that has been a recurring theme throughout the season, and Tuesday evening after practice defensive coordinator Brent Venables gave his thoughts on what needs to change.
"[We need to] play more consistently, stop the run, play better in the fourth quarter," Venables said.
And Venables pointed to the biggest factor in stopping the run that's been missing.
"Gap integrity, just stay in your gaps and play technique, and that's it," Venables said. "You know, just play cleaner football."
And that's not something that should be too hard, Venables said.
"Again, a time or two a guy's not where he supposed to be," Venables said. "That's it. It's pretty simple. Unfortunately, you know, it's been an issue, our lack of consistency at times this year. So, it's not rocket science. You're going to get exposed if you close too far, if you're supposed to be in the B-gap, and you're in the A-gap, you know, things of that nature. People are going to execute against you, and you're going to give up yards."
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