Oklahoma defensive lineman Jordan Phillips didn’t practice during the Sooners’ first of two sessions on Tuesday morning, but Phillips said it was nothing to be concerned about.
“It’s just a precaution thing,” Phillips said. “Everybody just wants to make sure I make it through the season and everything.”
Phillips suffered a progressive back injury last season that started in preseason camp and lasted until he was shut down following the Notre Dame game.
In those four starts, Phillips had seven tackles and was a disruptive force in the middle in the Sooners’ 3-4 defense.
He was awarded a medical redshirt following the season, but if Phillips stays healthy, there appears to be a good chance he would leave before needing the extra year.
“I’m very thankful that I’ve got it but I’m hoping that I don’t need it,” Phillips said of the extra year.
OU ATHLETICS GETTING A FOOD TRUCK?
OU Director of Sports Nutrition Tiffany Byrd is excited about the rules that went into effect Aug. 1 allowing both scholarship athletes and walk-ons — in any sport — unlimited meals and snacks.
Byrd said Tuesday one of the next steps the athletics program could take as they figure out how to manage feeding the athletes across campus is the addition of a food truck to take meals to the athletes.
“We actually are looking into a food truck,” Byrd said. “That was actually our athletic director, Joe Castiglione’s idea. We are probably going to have one for an enhanced fueling station. But we really have three prongs here at OU when it comes to the deregulation for the feeding.”
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