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Oklahoma football: Can Blake Bell secure starting spot with strong game?

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: September 10, 2013


Senior cornerback Aaron Colvin missed another practice Tuesday. The 2012 All-Big 12 selection cracked a molar in last week's win over West Virginia, and may have also suffered a concussion.

Asked if Colvin had a concussion Monday, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops declined to answer, saying, “I can't comment … we don't talk about injuries but we're confident he'll be ready.”

Should Colvin miss Saturday's game against Tulsa, he'll likely be replaced by sophomore Cortez Johnson, who came in after his injury last week.


Heupel didn't provide an update on the condition of left tackle Tyrus Thompson, who left last week's game late in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.

If Thompson isn't available against Tulsa, it's likely that coaches would move senior guard Bronson Irwin, who started all 13 games last year, to right tackle, and shift Daryl Williams from the right to the left side of the line.

“I don't know what we'll end up doing,” Heupel said. “Does that answer anything?”


Redshirt freshman cornerback Zack Sanchez, on redshirting last year: “When you go through it, you think it's a waste of time, but it really did help me with a lot of things and improve my game to where I am now.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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