OU football notebook: Cornerback Aaron Colvin cracks a molar

Source close to Colvin says: “He was complaining about his jaw hurting very badly.”
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: September 8, 2013

Oklahoma senior cornerback Aaron Colvin cracked one of his top molars early in the third quarter of Saturday's 16-7 win over West Virginia, according to a source close to Colvin.

“He was complaining about his jaw hurting very badly,” the source said of Colvin after the game.

Colvin was a first-team All-Big 12 cornerback a year ago, and received an encouraging pre-NFL Draft grade last December. He nearly chose to enter the 2013 NFL Draft, but ultimately decided to return for one more collegiate season.

The former Owasso star's status moving forward remains unclear for now, but he did tweet last night, “I'm good everybody. Thank you for the prayers! 2-0 baby.”

M. STOOPS NOT HAPPY WITH TACKLING

At times Saturday night, Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops didn't sound like a coach whose unit allowed just seven points.

“I was just disappointed in our tackling,” Stoops said. “I didn't think our tackling was great all night.”

Through two games, Oklahoma has allowed just seven points, the fewest for the Sooners at this point since 1986. That year, OU started with a 38-3 win over UCLA and a 63-0 win over Minnesota. It's also just the fifth time since 1940 that the Sooners have started the season allowing seven or fewer total points through two games.

Oklahoma's defense has held opponents to 5 of 29 on third down, fifth-best in the country.

“I really like this group; I like the players; I like their attitudes; I like their toughness,” Stoops said. “It's definitely something we can build on. We keep bringing in new wrinkles to the package.”

REPORT: PACHALL OUT EIGHT WEEKS

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will likely miss eight weeks — which would include OU's Oct. 5 home game against the Horned Frogs — after undergoing surgery on a forearm fracture Saturday afternoon.


by Ryan Aber
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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