OU football notebook: Cornerback Zack Sanchez impresses at scrimmage

Coach Bob Stoops: “He continues to really do a good job. All those guys, I couldn't be more pleased. The young DBs are all really good.”
BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY, Staff Writers Published: August 12, 2013

SANCHEZ IMPRESSES AT SCRIMMAGE

The Sooners' scrimmage Saturday went for 98 plays.

“I felt good about it,” Bob Stoops said. “We were pretty good and didn't have many penalties.”

The Sooners used Big 12 officials for the morning scrimmage, which was closed to the public and media.

One of the players Stoops singled out for his performance at Saturday's closed scrimmage was redshirt freshman cornerback Zack Sanchez.

“He continues to really do a good job,” Stoops said. “All those guys, I couldn't be more pleased. The young DBs are all really good.”

Another redshirt freshman, running back Alex Ross, said the improvement could be attributed to confidence.

“A corner, having one-on-one most of the times, having confidence makes you better and I think he's getting there.”

STOOPS ON METOYER: HE'LL BE OK

Sophomore receiver Trey Metoyer had been raising eyebrows with his play through the early days of camp but went down with an injury to his left ankle late last week.

Bob Stoops said the injury wasn't a major one.

“He'll be OK,” Stoops said. “It's just a sprain.”

Stoops said everyone came through the scrimmage without injuries, though several players have been dealing with sprains and other minor injuries.

NUMBER NOT A FACTOR FOR ROSS

Redshirt freshman running back Alex Ross didn't ask to wear No. 28 — the same number Adrian Peterson wore at Oklahoma.

He also didn't ask for it in high school, when Jenks coaches gave him the number.

“I wasn't coming in here like, ‘I want 28, give me the number,'” Ross said. “It just happened. I didn't ask for it in high school. They just gave it to me there. He's one of my top favorite running backs but no, I don't wear it just because he wore it.”

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