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Chuka Ndulue’s Saturday tweet hints at possible move to defensive tackle

by Jason Kersey Modified: April 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm •  Published: March 9, 2013
Junior Chuka Ndulue is playing defensive tackle through spring practices, a move which allowed the Sooners to stick with their four-man front. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Junior Chuka Ndulue is playing defensive tackle through spring practices, a move which allowed the Sooners to stick with their four-man front. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN

NORMAN — New defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery indicated last week that some players might move to defensive tackle to add depth to the thin position.

“That’s something we’ve discussed, but it’s not something we want to put out there yet,” Montgomery said.

One player might have put it out there for him.

The Sooners held their first spring practice Saturday morning, and junior defensive end Chuka Ndulue tweeted a hint that he might have shifted inside the line.

“Playing in the trenches is NO JOKE!!” tweeted Ndulue, who started nine games last season. “Gotta get that weight up!”

Ndulue (6-foot-3, 262 pounds) recorded 43 tackles and five sacks during the 2012 season.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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