The cupboard wasn’t left bare for either one of them as Stoops explained Tuesday at media days.
“Charles Walker is a guy that’s a really athletic, strong, 300-pound guy for us that’s got excellent speed and quickness that’s really, I think starting to turn the corner,” Stoops said.
The only known entity is Charles Tapper. He’ll be entering his third season as a full-time starter, and OU is expecting major things from Tapper.
“Inside, you’ve got Matt Romar – is a guy that I think has really come on as well,” Stoops said. “So those are just a few of the guys I think can really make a difference.
“D.J. Ward is a guy that continues to gain strength in the weight room. He’s got great quickness. Again, just a guy that I saw in the spring really make good improvement.”
It was a jolt when former co-defensive coordinator Jerry Montgomery left the program for a spot with the Green Bay Packers. But Reynolds, who has a wealth of NFL knowledge, has the talent on campus to try to make something special happen in Norman.