Not surprisingly, the quarterbacks will be at the forefront of Saturday’s Oklahoma spring game.
The scoring system for the game will be based on the four quarterbacks—Trevor Knight, Cody Thomas, Justice Hansen and Baker Mayfield. Two will be wearing red and two white.
Whichever team’s quarterback is on the field when the offense scores will earn the points. If the defense scores, the team opposite of the quarterback on the field will earn the points.
The spring game kicks off at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for $10.
With a spring game ticket stub, fans will be admitted to Saturday afternoon’s Oklahoma baseball game against Texas for $4. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
FLOWERS LEARNING FROM MILLARD
Oklahoma freshman fullback Dimitri Flowers has been compared by many coaches and teammates to former Sooner standout Trey Millard, who became a fan favorite because of his versatility and toughness.
Millard, whose career ended with a torn ACL last October, has watched film with Flowers this spring, the freshman from San Antonio said.
“It's honestly an amazing feeling,” Flowers said of being compared to Millard. “He's such a great player. He's been helping me get better along with Blake (Bell) and (Aaron Ripkowski).”
Flowers said the plan all along was for him to play a Millard-type role, and that the biggest adjustment for him this spring has been learning all the terminology.
“It's been real valuable,” Flowers said of enrolling early. “Me coming in early, it's given me some early playing time hopefully, and hopefully I can get some experience and learn from the older people and see where it goes from there.”
WOODS, KNIGHT REESTABLISHING CHEMISTRY
As true freshmen during the 2012 season, quarterback Trevor Knight and wide receiver Derrick Woods developed a great on-field relationship while playing on the scout team together.
Knight and Woods played together so well, in fact, that the duo were named co-Scout Team Players of the Year.
Knight became the Sooners’ starting quarterback in 2013 as a redshirt freshman, while Woods struggled to get much playing time behind an experienced group of wideouts that included Jalen Saunders, Lacoltan Bester, Jaz Reynolds and Sterling Shepard.
Woods did come up with a big catch from Knight in the Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama, though, and said he and Knight are working to rebuild that chemistry this spring.
“It took a minute to get us back warm, but we're gradually getting there, so hopefully by the season we're all the way back in twine,” Woods said.
“Its a little bit maturity but it’s like somebody going into to take a trig class that doesn’t have any idea what trig is all about. I mean, you just don’t learn it in day one. You don’t learn it in Day 5 or Day 10. You’ve got to be in those practices, and you’ve got to study over and over and over. That’s what he’s been able to do. In the past, he’s helped us on scout team while we’ve had other players who were very solid and consistent. We didn’t need him at the time, but he’s shown us he can be a productive player, somebody that we can count on.”
Cale Gundy, Sooners running backs coach, on the progression of sophomore running back Alex Ross.