Tuesday Morning 8/20 Practice Report

News and notes from Oklahoma's practice Tuesday morning in Norman

The Oklahoma football team worked went through a light hour and a half workout in helmets, shorts and shoulder pads in preparation for Tuesday night's scrimmage.

The Sooners worked for the first 30 minutes of practice on punt and kick returns, and then split the first team offense and defense up to work against the scout teams for the last hour of the workout.

The Oklahoma defense spent a lot of time working on lining up against the many mulitiple option looks that they will face against Alabama. Head Coach Bob Stoops said after practice that the Sooners have worked on Alabama some the last two days because they didn't want to work three straight weeks on just Tulsa.

Co-Defensive Coordinator and defensive backs coach Mike Stoops spent a lot of time working with safeties Michael Thompson, Eric Bassey, freshmen Brodney Pool and linebackers Lance Mitchell and Pasha Jackson on where they needed to line up against the option attack.

Tommie Harris dressed, but didn't spend all of the practice going through reps while still nursing his groin. Dusty Dvoracek and Kory Klein worked as the first team defensive tackles for most of the morning followed by Jacob Hager and Lynn McGruder.

Gayron Allen and Wayne Chambers also got several reps with the first unit against the scout team defense.

On the offensive side of the ball, Oklahoma worked on a variety of different drills including the no-huddle. The Sooners also worked on calling audibles at the line and hail mary plays.

Mark Clayton is still nursing a minor groin injury and did not practice for the third straight day. Will Peoples took his spot as one of the Sooners' outside receivers.

The Davin Joseph project continued today as the true freshmen worked out with the Oklahoma offensive lineman. Joseph was very impressive yesterday in the one-on-one drills against the defensive line and is currently working at guard.

Coach Stoops said that tonight's scrimmage will feature some open field drives, but will also focus on a lot of situational plays such as third and short, third and long and maybe even a few hail mary attempts. The scrimmage is slated to start at 6 pm.

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