Things still look good in the comeback of sophomore defensive end Dan Cody. I say Cody will be a sophomore, because he will appeal for a medical hardship on last year's season which should be granted by the NCAA.
Cody still weighs about 255 pounds, and he looks very good and strong thus far. He has been going through offseason workouts in good spirits and is putting out a good effort.
The OU coaches are still cautiously optimistic, but they are giving him tremendous support and are rooting for Cody to make it back as well.
"So far everything looks great and we hope that continues," said Sooner Defensive End Coach Bobby Jack Wright. "He is working hard and going through all the workouts. Dan is studying film and keeping up with his studies. He is working with a lot of enthusiasm and looks in great shape."
"If Dan can come all the way back that really helps our defense at defensive end," Wright continued. "You are talking about a starting player coming back to our program that we basically didn't have a year ago. He will battle Jonathan Jackson for a starting spot opposite Jimmy Wilkerson. However, no matter who starts, those three along with Zach Latimer will give us four very good athletes at defensive end that we can rotate. That is something that we haven't had since day one."
Coach Wright would like to rotate his defensive ends, or at least feel confident enough in his depth to give Wilkerson one blow a half. And if he can get four quality athletes at the position he will play them all.
Cody looking great in offseason workouts
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