Oklahoma football notebook: Joe Mixon watches OU scrimmage from sideline

Freshman running back Joe Mixon isn’t practicing still as the investigation into a July 26 incident near campus continues but Mixon was in attendance Saturday morning as the Sooners went through a scrimmage at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 9, 2014
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Freshman running back Joe Mixon isn’t practicing still as the investigation into a July 26 incident near campus continues but Mixon was in attendance Saturday morning as the Sooners went through a scrimmage at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Midwest City defensive back Will Sunderland posted a picture on Twitter of Mixon watching the scrimmage.

Mixon was involved in an altercation in the early morning hours July 26 at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe.

Amelia Rae Molitor, a 20-year-old OU student, accused Mixon of punching her once in the face, breaking four bones.

Mixon has said through his attorney that he acted in self defense.

The five-star recruit was expected to compete for immediate playing time as the Sooners lost running back Brennan Clay, Roy Finch and Damien Williams from last season.

SANCHEZ: I WANT BELL

Sophomore cornerback Zack Sanchez is trying to challenge himself during camp.

He’s trying to search out tight end Blake Bell any chance he gets when the groups are going head to head.

“If Blake is in, I’m going out there,” Sanchez said. “I’m not letting any of the young guys take him. I want that experience against a big tight end or big receiver.”

Sanchez started all 13 games as a redshirt freshman last season, with 46 tackles, two interceptions and 13 pass breakups.

RED RIVER SHOWDOWN TICKETS EXPENSIVE

It's no surprise, but Oklahoma's annual showdown against Texas at the Cotton Bowl tops the list of highest ticket prices among neutral-site games in college football this year.

Tickets for the Oct. 11 game are selling for an average of $362, nearly $80 higher than the No. 2 game, according to TicketCity.com.

Oklahoma State's Aug. 30 season opener against Florida State is No. 6 on the list with an average ticket price of $186.

Arkansas and Texas A&M is No. 2 at $286. The teams will play Sept. 27 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Other top 10 games are Georgia-Florida ($277), Texas-UCLA ($244), West Virginia-Alabama ($222), LSU-Wisconsin ($186), Army-Navy ($176), Purdue-Notre Dame ($174) and Navy-Notre Dame ($159).

FRISON OPENING EYES EARLY

The Sooners have a deep group of offensive linemen with experience coming back, so there doesn’t figure to be too much playing time open for newcomers.

But freshman tackle Kenyon Frison has been opening eyes early in practice.

“Kenyon Frison ran someone right off the ball and I was impressed,” junior center Ty Darlington said.

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by Ryan Aber
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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