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Oklahoma football: Secondary facing questions

by Jason Kersey Published: August 21, 2014

— Oklahoma’s secondary is the defensive unit facing the most questions and uncertainty entering 2014.

The Sooners lost cornerback Aaron Colvin and free safety Gabe Lynn off last year’s team, leaving glaring holes in two key positions on the Oklahoma defense.

OU coaches have moved a seasoned veteran into one of those spots, though, allowing senior Julian Wilson to finally play the position he was recruited to play.

Wilson was a standout cornerback at Southmoore High, but has played nickelback and dimeback throughout his career — until now.

“I played boundary corner in high school, so really now, being able to do that at the college football level is really exciting,” Wilson said.

Coaches haven’t named a starter at the cornerback position opposite Zack Sanchez, but all signs point to Wilson emerging from the long competition with junior Cortez Johnson and sophomore Dakota Austin and Stanvon Taylor.

“A starter isn't named yet, so really all I can do is go out there and compete every day until they name the starter next Saturday,” Wilson said. “So really, I’m not worrying about starting, I’m just going out there, reviewing the film and making sure I don't make the same mistakes I made the day before.”

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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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