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OU football: Gabe Ikard an extra coach for Ty Darlington

Darlington said his relationship with Ikard has been one of the most important things in his development so far.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 25, 2013
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This year, Green, a senior, and redshirt freshmen Taylor McNamara and Sam Grant are working under new position coach Jay Boulware to make the unit relevant again.

“We're making a lot of progress,” Green said. “He brings a whole other edge. We've learned a lot more with him. It's been great, making progress with all the guys and learning every day.”

Asked what has been new with Boulware, Green said: “Better steps, every play. Just reminding us, steps, hands, all the little things that help. We were (more) concerned about the bigger picture last year than the little things. This year, we're concerned about the little things and taking steps.”

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Sophomore defensive end Charles Tapper on his potential this season:

“I'm just trying to be the best I can be. I'm working hard to make my team the best it can be. I'm trying to put another national championship up there, another Big 12 championship back on the wall.”

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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