“Yes, I was playing tackle and working a lot inside when we started practice before the bowl and before the mess ever happened,” King said, referring to McGee's arrest.
Asked if he'll play tackle exclusively or just in pass rushing situations, King said, “We're still working it out, but we'll see what happens on Friday.”
BOWL EXPERIENCE MEANS MORE TEAM BONDING
Bowl experiences are fun for players, senior defensive tackle Casey Walker said, because during these trips, players spend all their time around each other.
“During the regular season when you go on the road, you're there Friday night and Saturday morning,” Walker said. “For a bowl game, you're here for a week and you do everything as a team.”
Oklahoma and Texas A&M players came together Saturday at a Cowboys Stadium welcome ceremony. Sunday, the Sooners ate at the Lawry's Beef Bowl before taking in the San Antonio Spurs' 111-86 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
“During the season, everyone does their thing and then goes home,” Walker said. “This is a team trip and that's pretty cool.”
Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, on the quarterback matchup between Johnny Manziel and Landry Jones:
“Johnny won the Heisman, but I don't think (Jones) looks at it that way. It not him vs. Johnny to begin with. It's us vs. A&M. On our side of the battle, it's us vs. A&M's defense. There's 10 other guys who have to play at a high level to give him a chance to be successful.”