NORMAN — Oklahoma senior Geneo Grissom is still learning the ropes at linebacker, but everyone expects the immensely talented defender to make a big impact in his new position.
Grissom, who came to OU from Hutchinson (Kan.) High School as a defensive end, moved to tight end and then back, started working at linebacker in the spring.
The 6-foot-4, 252-pound Grissom recorded 40 tackles — nine for loss — and 4.5 sacks last season.
He spoke with reporters this week about his transition, other players on OU’s defense and the impressive Sooner freshman class.
Q: How did the scrimmage last Saturday go for you?
A: It could have been better. I’m probably one of my biggest critics. I didn’t play as well as I could have.
How has Jordan Evans looked so far in the fall?
Jordan looks good. We’re looking forward to seeing what he can do in a gametime situation. It’s going to be real exciting.
The defensive backs lost some key contributors. How has that group looked?
Zack (Sanchez) is looking great. He’s got a year under his belt. We’re looking to seeing what he can do with a year of experience under his belt. Julian (Wilson) looks good. You wouldn’t know that he played a different position last year. He’s picking it up. He’s going to be a good cornerback.
Have any freshmen surprised you?
At Oklahoma coaches do a great job of recruiting every year. They get great talent. It’s always nice to see what freshmen are going to come out. There are always going to be a few that come out and surprise people and make their way to the field.