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Oklahoma football notebook: Wind plays factor again

Sooners quarterback Landry Jones said it wasn't as bad as the week before at Iowa State, but Saturday's 30 mph winds definitely affected the game — especially on passes and kicks.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 11, 2012

/articleid/3727827/1/pictures/1881602">Photo - Landry Jones (12) throws during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Baylor University Bears (BU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.  Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Landry Jones (12) throws during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Baylor University Bears (BU) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

“Coach (Tim) Kish wants me to play linebacker and Coach Mike Stoops wants me at safety,” Alexander said. “That can fit in perfectly for me. I can play nickelback or if they want to move me up to linebacker and put on some weight, I can do that too.

“I like the way that defense is ran, and I think I'll have a chance to play quick down there.”

Now, Alexander is trying to help the Sooners bolster their incoming class. Alexander met many of the OU commits at the Notre Dame game late last month.

“When it's all said and done, we're going to have a really good group coming in,” he said. “Meeting those guys who are already committed, it just felt like these are some guys that I could be around all the time.”

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Jones, on true freshman Ty Darlington's first career start, which included two snap infractions:

“It's his first game. I can remember my first game. I made so many mental errors I couldn't even count them on a list. It's just something that happens. He might have gotten excited. It was mostly on check plays. You've got to keep encouraging Ty, but all in all he did a great job for us. He put us in position for us to make some good plays up there.”

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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