Oklahoma football: OU's brand might make Bill Bedenbaugh's job a little easier
The Sooners' new offensive line coach notices a difference in recruiting kids for OU instead of West Virginia.
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“Most of these kids that you're recruiting want to play in the NFL,” he said. “I've coached a lot of kids that are playing in the NFL. They've produced a lot of o-linemen here that are playing in the NFL.
“The education, winning championships, being around a great person like Coach Stoops as your mentor. ... Heck, we've got as much to sell as anybody in the country.”
In 2013, Oklahoma returns several offensive linemen with starting experience. Guards Adam Shead and Bronson Irwin, tackles Tyrus Thompson and Daryl Williams, and center Gabe Ikard are all back.
After a preseason ACL tear cost Tyler Evans his 2012 season, the senior received a medical redshirt to return in 2013.
Bedenbaugh said all jobs are open, and will remain that way throughout the season.
“Every spring, every job's open,” Bedenbaugh said. “During the week, every job's open.
“If you don't perform the way you're supposed to in a game, you're not gonna keep your job. That's reality. They understand that.”
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