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Oklahoma football: Defensive front looks to be dominant again

by Ryan Aber Published: August 20, 2014

“That’s a critical position on this defense.”

The other defensive end position will be filled by Chuka Ndulue, who started nine games last season as he rotated with Grissom.

Grissom, though, has moved to linebacker.

With Jordan Wade, who played well in Phillips’ absence last year, returning as the backup in the middle and reserve defensive ends Charles Walker and Matt Dimon drawing praise for their work behind the starters, the defensive line figures to have some depth.

“It all starts with the big guys,” Ndulue said. “If we’re not being dominant and getting driven into the linebackers, it’s going to be a long day for us. We just preach that it all starts up front.”

“If we’re dominating and playing on their side of the line of scrimmage, we can do something great.”

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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