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Oklahoman Published: August 15, 2006
No false confidence

After a scuffling start, Sooners quarterback Paul Thompson finished Saturday’s scrimmage with a flurry, completing 11 of his final 13 passes and throwing for two touchdowns.

The rally probably served Thompson well, although OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said he was never worried about his quarterback’s psyche.

“We all want to have success, but I don’t think Paul is a guy who lacks for confidence,” Wilson said. “We don’t need to walk around here and have scrimmages where it’s the Christians against the lions. We go 1s on 1s.”

  • Adrian speaks: Somewhat reserved in the past, Adrian Peterson said he realizes his leadership is now needed.“It’s a young offense,” Peterson said. “We’ve only got a couple juniors on the offensive side of the ball.

    “It’s setting up to where I’m more of a vocal leader.”

  • Guilt free: While Thompson and his backup Joey Halzle combined to toss three interceptions in the scrimmage, Wilson said neither was to blame.
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