Offensive line shines in scrimmageThe Sooners held a mini-scrimmage of 40-50 plays Tuesday night. Afterward, coach Bob Stoops praised the performance of the offensive line. "I thought overall it was really competitive,” Stoops said. "I was proud of the offensive line, how they fought. They fought with a good defensive line all day, and there was good give-and-take both ways.”
Stevens gaining confidenceSophomore place-kicker Jimmy Stevens has been perfect on all field-goal attempts during both of OU’s open practices. During Monday’s open practice, he capped his performance with a 53-yard bomb that split the uprights. Stevens admitted kicking that well in front of fans has boosted his confidence. "Even with a small amount of people out there, to kick that way as well as I did,” Stevens said, "has helped with my confidence the rest of camp and the season.”
McCoy, Beal named to Nagurski watch listOklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive end Jeremy Beal were named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list on Tuesday. In all, 62 players made the watch list for the Nagurski, which annually honors the best defensive player in college football. McCoy, who is on the watch list for the Outland Trophy (best lineman) and Chuck Bednarik Award (best defensive player) as well, was a second-team Associated Press All-American in 2008. Beal, also on the watch list for the Bednarik and Ted Hendricks Award (best defensive end), led the Sooners with 8 1/2 sacks and 15 1/2 tackles for loss last season. The winner will be announced Dec. 7. Two Sooners have won the Nagurski: safety Roy Williams in 2001, and cornerback Derrick Strait in 2003.
Recruiting watch: Seantrel HendersonOne of the nation’s top recruits, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson will make OU one of his five official visits and plans to travel to the OU-Texas game, according to his father, Sean Henderson. "He is going to the Oklahoma-Texas game just to watch," Sean Henderson told ESPN.com. "I’m not sure when he will make his official visit to Oklahoma.” Seantrel Henderson, (6-8, 300) of St. Paul, Minn., is the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation according to Rivals.com, and the No. 4 prospect according to ESPNU. Sean Henderson said his son also plans to take official visits to Ohio State, Florida, USC and Notre Dame. The Sooners currently have 21 verbal commitments for the class of 2010. By Jake Trotter