Sooner Quotables

Not all quotes fit into a story, here are some of the best of the rest from OU this week.

Oklahoma has wrapped up its first week of media availability. Here are some of the best quotes from the players this week.

Wide receiver Sterling Shepard

“I would put him (Trevor Knight) as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation. That is always a positive when you have a guy who can throw and do it on the ground as well. It adds variety to the offense. As a quarterback, you want to be a guy who can throw first and then run if you have, and that’s what he did in the Sugar Bowl. Hopefully, he keeps doing that the whole season.”

Offensive guard Dionte Savage

“I definitely feel a lot more comfortable, especially with my technique, running the plays and just knowing my job and going out there and doing it. I focused on my technique and my steps and those were basically my weaknesses from last year so that’s what I’ve been working on. I’m looking forward to it paying off during the season.”

Tight end Blake Bell

“It’s good (depth) for us in our position. There are some times when we can put two or three tight ends on the field at the same time. We’re going to need a lot of guys. It’s kind of different than the quarterback position where you only have one guy going out there and everyone else is on the sideline. It could go a lot of different ways. It’s going to be fun.”

Linebacker Dominique Alexander

“When we got here we said we wanted to be the best that we could be. Some people did not expect us to be much as linebackers because we were not five-star guys. We just wanted to come in and do everything that we could and prove them wrong. We wanted to prove we belonged.”

Defensive lineman Chuka Ndulue

“Yeah, I’m like the grandpa. It’s like I’m even starting to walk like an old man, listen to old people music so I’m just Uncle Chuka. At first it was weird having some guys know my name and me not knowing theirs, but it’s nice. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been here for five years, feels more like two. I still remember running around as a freshman being lost, not even knowing how to get into the right stance and all that. Now it’s like, ‘hey man, how’d you do this? How’d you do that?’ I just know I can’t joke like I used to. I have to be more serious and there’s a responsibility I have to live up to. That’s a big difference, being more mature now.”

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