OU football notebook: Battle for right tackle

BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, dubben@opubco.com Modified: November 2, 2009 at 8:16 am •  Published: November 2, 2009
Five penalties in the Sooners’ season-opening loss to Brigham Young put Cory Brandon firmly on the sideline. But the junior right tackle has started in each of Oklahoma’s past two games after winning a tight competition with Jarvis Jones at right tackle.

"Both those guys have been a little erratic,” said offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson.

With Oklahoma’s offensive line set to take the field against one of the nation’s best defensive players in Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Wilson said getting a solid performance from his offensive line would be a primary concern this week.

"It’s not down on Jarvis or Cory, but we’re letting them battle so they’ll play better,” Wilson said. "Our weakest position has been right tackle.”

GAME TIME ANNOUNCED

Oklahoma announced next week’s kickoff against Nebraska is set for 7 p.m. The 5-3 Sooners will take on the 5-3 Cornhuskers in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

POLL WATCHING

With its 42-30 win over Kansas State, Oklahoma jumped three spots in the coaches’ poll to No. 20. The Sooners are also ranked No. 20 in the media poll, up two spots from last week.


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