OU bowl practices to watch: Offense

Bowl practices are about the young guys and here are some young ones for OU fans to watch next couple of weeks.

It’s never the intention of writing off the just completed regular season, but the two weeks of bowl practices are about the younger guys just as much as the senior vets putting the jersey on for a final time.

With that in mind, here is a look at some of the notable names to be watching on offense for Oklahoma in preparation for the Russell Athletic Bowl against Clemson.

QB Justice Hansen

All the talk about OU trying to find the right quarterback when it’s possible it has the one it wants, but he’s not quite ready yet. Hansen seems like the ideal fit for what the Sooners want from their quarterback. It’s going to be tough trying to juggle time in with a returning Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas, who certainly needs snaps as well, but Hansen is going to be in the mix.

WR Dallis Todd

A four-star recruit out of high school, Todd redshirted this season. After arriving in the summer, he was injured throughout part of camp, pretty much solidifying his redshirt season. Since then, he has remained healthy and a lot of the veterans have had good things to say about the 6-foot-4 prospect. OU needs playmakers at the position and Todd could be that guy in 2015.

WR/TE Mark Andrews

Like Todd, Andrews was another four-star prospect from the west coast. The interesting thing about Andrews continues to be the debate about whether or not receiver or tight end should be his future with the Sooners. He has the size to do both but always made it clear coming out of high school he wanted to be a receiver. His best chance to succeed, though, could be at tight end.

OTs Orlando Brown and Kenyon Frison

Cannot have one without the other right now. These two are being talked about as the next pillars at the tackle spots for the Sooners. OU coach Bob Stops likes to talk about how when veterans say good things about the younger guys, to take notice. Everybody has raved about the development of these two future redshirt freshmen at offensive tackle.

WR Michiah Quick

He saw his role expand during the final third of the season, but he still didn’t provide those jaw-dropping highlights a lot of people expected to see from him this season. These couple of weeks will be crucial for him in his ever-continuing development as a receiver. He’s got the ability, no doubt, but he has to be able to put it all together.

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