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Oklahoma football notebook: Joe Mixon to be arraigned Monday

Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon will be arraigned on a single misdemeanor count of acts resulting in gross injury on Monday, when he is expected to turn himself in, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 16, 2014
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“They compete hard,” OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said last week of Thomas and Hansen.

“They want to be better. They push for it every single day. The next week-and-a-half is gonna be critical for those guys to make the strides that we need them to to be ready to play.”

EVANS, ALEXANDER HAVE SIMILARITIES

Sophomore linebackers Jordan Evans and Dominique Alexander each came to Oklahoma as athletic guys who had played other positions in high school.

“Me and Dom are both the same kinda players,” Evans said. “We’re athletes that are playing linebacker. We’ve made the transition to linebacker, but we’ve never lost our athleticism. It helps us out when we’re playing against fast receivers. Being big and strong definitely helps us out against big, running offenses.”

Alexander, a Tulsa Washington product, started eight games last year after Corey Nelson’s season-ending injury and recorded 80 tackles. Evans, from Norman North, played behind Frank Shannon, and could be in line to start this season if Shannon is unavailable while appealing his one-year university suspension.

“Great Oklahoma kids who play hard and work hard,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said of Alexander and Evans. “Those are two guys who really get after it, are good to coach. They understand the importance of what they do and what they represent. They've always carried themselves way beyond their years, and we're starting to see that physical and mental maturity develop on the football field.”

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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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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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