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Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell compares Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley to Ray Lewis

by Jason Kersey Published: December 30, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — Several Sooners have heaped loads of praise on Alabama senior linebacker C.J. Mosley, and that continued Monday morning.

Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell, who spent time in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders, compared Mosley to former Baltimore Ravens great Ray Lewis.

“He’s similar in his ability to communicate, his sense, his football senses, the way he sees the field, gets everybody lined up,” Norvell said. “He’s a really good football player and as good a linebacker as we’ve seen this year, and we’ve gotta do a great job of understanding where he’s at and making sure we block him.

“When we played Ray Lewis when I was in National Football League, I was just amazed where he always seemed to be in the right position all the time. That’s the way Mosley is.”

Mosley won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker this season.


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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