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Oklahoma football: Sooners get a jump on Bedlam

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 28, 2013

In preparation for next week's game in Stillwater, Oklahoma started installing its game plan for Oklahoma State earlier this week instead of waiting for Monday.

“We're doing it just like a normal week,” Sooners co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said. “We're going our daily preparation just like a normal game week if we were playing this weekend. We're trying to get a majority of it done and we'll tweak it next week. We really want to stay on pace like a normal week.”

The Sooners practiced Monday through Wednesday before players were released to go home for the Thanksgiving weekend.

The team will reconvene Sunday night.


The college career of Sooners wide receiver Jalen Saunders has just two games left, the Bedlam game next Saturday and the bowl game.

Both Saunders and the Sooners' coaches are trying to take full advantage of the time they have left.

“He sees the end coming and he is really dialed in to how he can help this team,” Norvell said. “We're moving him around a little bit more and putting him in different spots. Sometimes, when you are a college football coach, you see the end coming and you want to get as much out of them as you can. He's a really good player and he's really tough for a little guy. We're just trying to use him up here in the last few weeks.”

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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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