Oklahoma sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Phillips spoke to reporters Monday for the first time since preseason practices began and he gained a little notoriety for a non-flattering Internet video.
On the first day Oklahoma practiced with pads, the Sooners ran through the Oklahoma Drill. One video posted online showed true freshman running back Keith Ford plowing over Phillips in the drill.
The video raised concerns about an inexperienced defensive line. But through three games, Phillips has played very well.
Also, fans have seen that Ford's powerful running style wasn't limited to practice.
“As you can see, Keith runs harder than maybe all our backs,” Phillips said. “He's a straightforward guy. He's a raw D-1 athlete who is out there making plays.
“It was just part of what happened I guess. It wasn't a big deal to me.”
STOOPS ‘EXCITED' FOR REYNOLDS
Coach Bob Stoops said he was excited to see senior receiver Jaz Reynolds have a big game in last weekend's 51-20 win over Tulsa.
Reynolds caught four passes for 109 yards. He spent all of last season suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules.
“He played well and he's doing what he needs to stay on the field,” Stoops said.
Stoops said he's been pleased “for the most part” with his players' off-the-field behavior.
Cornerback Cortez Johnson and defensive lineman Chuka Ndulue were suspended for the season opener after offseason arrests, and senior running back Damien Williams sat out the Tulsa game.