Then after transferring to Oklahoma and becoming eligible, he quickly established a good connection with Landry Jones.
Now this season, Saunders and the Sooner wideouts will have a new guy throwing them the ball, either junior Blake Bell or redshirt freshman Trevor Knight.
“It's kind of difficult at first with getting the timing down, but once it gets rolling things are pretty good and that's how it went last season,” Saunders said. “Hopefully this season, with the fall camp rolling, we'll have a starter by the end of camp and we'll all be on time with the passes and routes. We'll see how everything plays out.”
Co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell on the expectations for new players:
“We don't recruit players to redshirt. We recruit players to come in and make plays for us from day one. Now it always doesn't work out that way and it's not always best for a kid to play his first year. When that happens, we make that decision.
“When you walk in the door, you better come in here thinking you are going to play or you aren't really at the right place.”
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