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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

/articleid/3871436/1/pictures/2181909">Photo - Aiden Haley, left, age four, of Oklahoma City, watches as Oklahoma defensive back Zack Sanchez, right,  signs his football during Meet the Sooners Day prior to media day in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO102
Aiden Haley, left, age four, of Oklahoma City, watches as Oklahoma defensive back Zack Sanchez, right, signs his football during Meet the Sooners Day prior to media day in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO102

Bob Stoops said it was impossible to retire jerseys at Oklahoma.

“Here, we're one of those places — and I say it modestly — we go retiring or taking numbers off the shelf and we won't have many to choose from,” he said. “There's been a lot of great players that have worn a lot of numbers.

GRISSOM AND TAPPER LEADING AT D-END

Bob Stoops said junior Geneo Grissom and sophomore Charles Tapper were working as the No. 1 defensive ends but said things were far from settled at the position.

“We're rotating a bunch of guys in there,” Stoops said. “For the most part, they can change out too. Sometimes Chuka (Ndulue) can play out there or play inside. Those guys are playing pretty well.”

Ndulue moved from defensive end to tackle over the offseason.

Grissom moved back to defensive end from tight end last season after playing five games at defensive end in 2011. Tapper played in five games last season as a true freshman.

IKARD, COLVIN ON NFL.COM LIST

NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt, longtime Dallas Cowboys scout and onetime vice president of player personnel for the team, ranked two Sooners in his top 50 senior prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft.

Another was ranked just outside the top 50.

Fullback/tight end/running back Trey Millard is the first Sooner on the list, coming in at No. 40.

“He is a big back with speed, receiving ability and is an outstanding blocker,” Brandt wrote. “Despite playing fullback for the Sooners, Millard has the potential to be a tailback in the NFL.”

Cornerback Aaron Colvin is No. 43. Center Gabe Ikard is No. 63.

Texas A&M offensive lineman Jake Matthews is No. 1.

The Big 12 places 13 players on the list. In addition to OU, Texas has three players on the list. Baylor and TCU have two each while Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and West Virginia have one each.

BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY


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