OU football notebook: Cornerback Aaron Colvin returns to practice

Colvin missed last week's game after suffering a broken tooth and a possible concussion in the win over West Virginia.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: September 16, 2013

COLVIN BACK AT PRACTICE

Cornerback Aaron Colvin returned to practice Monday after recent injuries.

Colvin missed last week's game after suffering a broken tooth and a possible concussion in the win over West Virginia.

Colvin dressed out and went through warm-ups but didn't play.

Safety Gabe Lynn did not practice Monday, though Sooners coach Bob Stoops said he would practice this week.

Lynn was hurt on a second-quarter interception against Tulsa and did not return.

“Gabe was X-rayed and he was negative,” Stoops said. “He just got kicked. And everyone else is OK.”

FORD DRAWS COMPARISONS

Stoops was asked if it was unusual for a freshman to be as physical as Keith Ford, who ran for 46 yards on seven carries against Tulsa.

“Well, we had another one that could do that,” Stoops said.

Adrian Peterson ran for more than 1,800 yards as a freshman in 2004.

Ford certainly won't come near that, but Stoops said Ford might be the Sooners' most physical runner since Peterson.

“Maybe, when you're just talking about physical,” Stoops said. “I'm not comparing him to Adrian, but he's a powerful guy — definitely.”

BELL NAMED OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell was named the Big 12's Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Sooners to a 51-20 win over Tulsa.

It was the second consecutive week that an OU player won a weekly award from the conference. Safety Gabe Lynn was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week last week.


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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