Practice report (8-25-09)
The Sooners had a shortened practice today, in all likelihood because of the 100-degree heat that swept through the state today.
News and notes:
* DB coach Bobby Jack Wright said freshmen Demontre Hurst and Marcus Trice will both shoulder significant roles. Hurst as the 3rd or 4th corner. Trice as the nickle and/or dime back. Hurst had a pick for a touchdown during a recent scrimmage and is a ballhawk. Same with Trice, who has a great nose for the ball, too. Javon Harris, also a freshmen, could fill a backup role behind Sam Proctor at strong safety.
* DT Gerald McCoy reminisced about his little league days as a teammates with Dom Franks. McCoy said Franks was as big then as he is now.
* Thunder owner Clay Bennett was in the house to check out OU’s facility upgrades at the Switzer Center.
* Jamell Fleming and Kevin Brent are back practicing. Brent, another freshman DB, had shoulder surgery in the spring. Fleming had been dealing with a back issue.
* Wright said DB Desmond Jackson is not in the picture at DB; Jackson’s status with the team is currently tenuous due to what Bob Stoops called “academic conduct.”
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