The time is just about here for Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops to make his decision on who will redshirt in 2016 and who will see time as a true freshman.
With that in mind, Sooners Illustrated has spent a lot of time talking to players and coaches about the 2016 class and how they’ve fared in camp in the last month.
Quarterback Austin Kendall
“His past probably week and a half, he’s been great. Just continues to improve, decision-making, throwing the ball really well. He’s taken a big jump I think here in the last week and a half, that’s really been positive. Really looks comfortable. Throwing the ball great. Not only Lincoln’s tutoring and teaching and coaching, watching Baker constantly gives him an edge, too. ‘If I can ‘emulate close to what he’s doing in the way he plays, I think he learns that way, too, of seeing some of the places that Baker puts the football where maybe he might not of had he just not seen it the series ahead of him.” – Bob Stoops
Running back Abdul Adams
“He’s doing good. It’s a process with him. He’s getting a little more and more confident every day. He’s making new mistakes every day and getting them corrected. It’s kind of just trial and error, trial and error, trial and error. There’s less and less mistakes. He just continues to take small steps, which is fine. We don’t need some big ‘ah-ha’ moment, we just need to him to continue to improve.” – Lincoln Riley
Wide receiver Mykel Jones
“I had no expectations for him. He was nicked up earlier in camp. He’s catching on fast. It was, how much ground can he make up in a short time? He’s making it up pretty quickly. He’s done well mentally. He’s handled some of the things we’ve thrown at him. It’ll be a progression for him, kind of like it was for Joe and some of those guys last year. He won’t be able to do everything early. It’ll be a progression. Hopefully we can get him to that point.” – Lincoln Riley