New defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery indicated last week that some players might move to defensive tackle to add depth to the thin position.
“That's something we've discussed, but it's not something we want to put out there yet,” Montgomery said.
One player might have put it out there for him.
The Sooners held their first spring practice Saturday morning, and junior defensive end Chuka Ndulue tweeted a hint that he might have shifted inside the line.
“Playing in the trenches is NO JOKE!!” tweeted Ndulue, who started nine games last season. “Gotta get that weight up!”
Ndulue (6-foot-3, 262 pounds) recorded 43 tackles and five sacks during the 2012 season.
STOOPS: CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was asked what his top priorities are for spring football this season.
“It's always — I say it — everything. You want everything to keep improving. I think, for sure, more consistency just overall in every part of what we're doing.
“I think you're never satisfied, so it's just really be fundamentally sound in everything that we're doing. There's not one area that we're not going to really focus on and emphasize on each side of the ball.”
COLVIN'S RETURN ‘CRITICAL'
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said Aaron Colvin's decision to return for his senior season was “critical.”
“Aaron is a very complete player,” Mike Stoops said. “He has the intensity, the focus and the drive. He's here for a purpose — he wants to be a first-round draft pick. He sets the tone for our whole defense.”
Colvin considered joining classmates Tony Jefferson, Kenny Stills and Tom Wort in the 2013 NFL Draft.
He recorded 52 tackles, two sacks, four interceptions and four pass breakups during his junior season, and was a first-team All-Big 12 selection.