Grading the Sooners
Pass Defense: A→Even in Sam Bradford’s three series, no receivers ran free, and some of the eight sacks were coverage-enduced. Dom Franks had two interceptions.
Young quarterbacks: C→The defense had all the advantages, but still, neither Landry Jones nor Drew Allen distinguished themselves; they combined to go 9-of-26 for 131 yards.
Football alumni: B→As always at the spring game, a batch of ex-Sooners were introduced at halftime. The group is usually dominated by old-timers (Switzer era and earlier) and very-recent grads. But this year, there were more players 8-10 years removed from playing. That’s a good trend.
Young tailbacks: D→Jermie Calhoun (19 yards on 19 carries) and Justin Johnson (four yards on 14 carries) didn’t have many holes, but veteran Mossis Madu had 44 yards on nine carries.
Tress Way: C→Way’s leg will be sore today; he had 13 punts, five kickoffs and two extra points. Way averaged a mediocre 37.6 yards a punt, and his best kickoff reached just the 8-yard line, though he kicked and punted both with and against the wind.
Fans: A→28,592? With no huge promotion to pack the stadium? That’s a splendid crowd. Pat yourselves on the back.