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OU football notebook: Josh Heupel says offense not that far off

The Sooners' co-offensive coordinator said he was confident there would be improvement.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 13, 2013

Heupel: Offense not that far off

Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel reiterated this week his belief that his offense isn't far off.

“There's a real fine line, and offensive football is really 11 guys acting as one,” Heupel said. “At times, but not very often, we had 11 guys acting as one. When we did, we pit some things together. We weren't consistent doing that.”

Heupel said he was confident there would be improvement.

“When I say it's not far off, that's what you play for every day,” Heupel said, holding his fingers about an inch apart. “It's hard to get 11 guys playing at a high level, consistently, throughout an entire ballgame. Obviously we didn't do it last week.”


Sooner coach Bob Stoops was tight lipped when asked about his team's injury situation Wednesday night.

“I'm not going to detail that,” Stoops said. “That doesn't probably play in the best interest for us. There's quite a few of them, still question marks, but they're progressing, so we'll see.”

Cornerback Aaron Colvin, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, nickelback Julian Wilson, linebacker Jordan Evans and running back Keith Ford were among the players injured in last week's loss to Baylor.

Stoops said Monday that Wilson was the closest to returning.


Blake Bell has known what it was like to come on as a situation quarterback after running the Belldozer in short-yardage and red-zone situations the last two seasons in place of Landry Jones.

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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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