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Oklahoma offensive linemen still adapting to new position coach Bill Bedenbaugh

by Jason Kersey Modified: April 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm •  Published: April 3, 2013
Oklahoma's offensive linemen are still adapting to their new position coach, Bill Bedenbaugh. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma's offensive linemen are still adapting to their new position coach, Bill Bedenbaugh. PHOTO BY STEVE SISNEY, THE OKLAHOMAN

NORMAN — Sophomore center Ty Darlington, who is getting first-team reps while senior Gabe Ikard recovers from a broken hand, said the offensive line still isn’t where it needs to be.

“I wouldn’t say we’re playing well up front yet,” Darlington said. “We’ve had one or two good practices. We’ve got to be more consistent running the ball.

“We’ve been focusing more on running the ball, putting more emphasis on it.”

Last season, the offensive line was coached by both James Patton and Bruce Kittle. This year, new assistant Bill Bedenbaugh is managing the entire group.

“I loved Coach Patton,” Darlington said. “I loved what we were doing with him. I think Coach Bedenbaugh brings in a lot of great things, with his mentality and attitude he has. It’s going to take us to the next level as an offensive line.”

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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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