Oklahoma will stick with a similar spring-game scoring format as last year's, pitting the offense against the defense instead of drafting two separate teams.
The offense will receive the traditional six points for touchdowns, one for extra points and three for field goals.
The defense gets six for defensive touchdowns, three for fourth-down stops, turnovers and missed field goals, and two points for three-and-outs.
Last year, when coach Bob Stoops announced the changed format, he said the offense vs. defense idea was borrowed from Boise State coach Chris Petersen.
The Sooners' 2013 spring game is set for 2 p.m. Saturday on Owen Field.
OU COMMITTED TO 4-MAN FRONT
Oklahoma coaches were tinkering with the idea of switching to a 3-4 defense, but seem to have changed course with junior Chuka Ndulue's move from defensive end to tackle.
“We've been playing a lot of 4-3,” said sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. “We thought we were going to play 3-4, but we stayed with the 4-3. We moved Chuka down and now we're just in there banging.”
Asked why he thought the schematic switch was coming, Phillips said, “Because we didn't have any depth at the D-tackle position. They kind of told us that, but they just changed their mind I guess.”
Some of OU's 2013 defensive signees said around signing day that the change was imminent. Sophomore defensive end Michael Onuoha had told some of those close to him that he was moving to linebacker, a strong indicator that the 3-4 was coming.
First-year defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, who was hired in late February, said he was involved in the decision to move Ndulue inside.
“We want to be a four-down; that's who we are,” Montgomery said.
DOUGLASS' CLARK WILL ATTEND SPRING GAME
Four-star Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark, who said he was no longer considering Oklahoma after former assistant coach Jackie Shipp was fired, appears to have softened his stance on the Sooners.
Clark will attend OU's spring game April 13, his mother, Dorshell Clark, told The Oklahoman.
Clark has lots of impressive scholarship offers from around the country, including offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas A&M and USC.
Deondre Clark is No. 1 on The Oklahoman's Super 30 recruiting rankings for the 2014 class.