Oklahoma football: Geneo Grissom talks about defense

by Jason Kersey Published: August 15, 2014
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— 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.

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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