In Oklahoma's 36-20 loss to Texas, Lindley recorded two tackles and recovered a fumble.
He started the Sooners' 34-19 win at Kansas, and has appeared in each game since, totaling nine tackles for the season.
Lindley arrived at Oklahoma as a linebacker, but was moved to defensive end. This season, he's played a hybrid role, sometimes lining up with his hand on the line of scrimmage and sometimes staying back off the line.
One of the biggest challenges for Lindley against Alabama will be defending the pass. As an outside linebacker, he will likely be asked to cover the Crimson Tide's tight ends.
“It's something I've been working on this whole second half of the season, getting back into the kind of thing I used to do,” Lindley said of playing in pass coverage.
Despite Oklahoma's relative lack of experience playing against an offense like Alabama's, Striker said he welcomes a tough, physical matchup.
“We want contact,” Striker said. “You think I'm gonna run? You think I'm scared of contact? No, we're gonna be down there.”
Asked if Alabama will be the most physical offense OU has faced all season, Striker responded, “I don't know. I haven't played them yet.”