Oklahoma held its first scrimmage of the 2013 preseason Saturday on Owen Field.
The Sooners went about 100 plays in the almost two-hour scrimmage, which was closed to the media and public.
OU will take its first day off of the preseason Sunday before returning to practice Monday in preparation for the season opener Aug. 31 at home against Louisiana-Monroe.
THOMPSON REJOINS TEAM
Injured quarterback Kendal Thompson returned to the team this week after suffering a fractured foot on the first day of practice.
Thompson had been away from the team after undergoing surgery Aug. 1 before going to Thursday's practice.
He was at Owen Field for Saturday's closed scrimmage as well.
Thompson was in a three-way competition for the starting quarterback job before suffering the injury.
Blake Bell and Trevor Knight are battling for the spot.
CANNON COMMITS TO BAYLOR
Oklahoma lost out on four-star wide receiver prospect K.D. Cannon, who committed Saturday to Baylor.
Cannon (5-foot-10, 163 pounds), from Mount Pleasant, Texas, had narrowed his list of potential colleges to Baylor, OU, Texas Tech, Ole Miss and Florida.
The Sooners have three receivers — Mark Andrews, Jeffery Mead and Dallis Todd — committed in their class of 2014.
Overall, OU has 12 prospects committed for 2014.
OPPONENT WATCH: NOTRE DAME
Last season, George Atkinson III was stuck behind Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood on Notre Dame's running back depth chart.
Through the Irish's practices to this point, Atkinson is looking like the No. 1 back.
Notre Dame hosts Oklahoma on Sept. 28 after beating the Sooners 30-13 last year.
Atkinson rushed for 361 yards and five touchdowns last season, with no carries against OU.
The biggest focus for the 6-foot-2 Atkinson this offseason has been staying low.
"My height (causes the problem)," Atkinson told the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune. "Most running backs are 5-10, 5-11. I'm 6-2. I have to focus on dropping my pad level at contact.
"It's pretty easy (to remember) when you've got random people telling you to do it. ‘Get your pad level down, George.'"
Atkinson's father played in the NFL for more than a decade, most with the Raiders, and is currently a Raiders broadcaster.
Senior wide receiver Jalen Saunders, on his personal goals for the season:
“I want to score a touchdown every game. That's my thing. I want to score a touchdown every game. Doesn't matter how. I just want to get one, at least, a game this year.”