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OU football notebook: Adrian Taylor progressing slowly

By Mike Baldwin, Staff Writer, Modified: August 23, 2010 at 8:59 am •  Published: August 22, 2010

Defensive tackle Adrian Taylor, recovering from ankle surgery, is making progress but it's doubtful he will play in the Sept. 4 season opener. Taylor has been held out of scrimmages and most contact drills.

"He's tried it but still has some work to do as far as putting that foot on the ground," said defensive line coach Jackie Shipp. "The ankle is still tender. But the positive (news) is he's out there trying to do it."

Kicking decision

With four candidates vying for the job, coach Bob Stoops was asked if it's important to have a clear-cut winner from the placekicking competition heading into the season

"It's always better if you do," Stoops said. "But if you don't, you don't. You have to work with what you've got. That's what we're doing."

Senior motivation

Cameron Kenney has battled a sore groin but wide receivers coach Jay Norvell said Kenney has had a good camp. A junior college transfer last season, Kenney has admitted he was a little overwhelmed. Kenney had 22 receptions a year ago but only six the final six games.

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