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OU Football Notebook: Young defensive tackles coming along

Jake Trotter Published: August 20, 2009
ring OU’s open practice Monday, Way boomed punt after punt, including one that went at least 60 yards.

Despite a strong push from junior-college transfer Cameron Kenney, Way appears close to solidifying the starting job at punter.

"He has a big leg,” Stoops said. "Last spring, he was hitting the ball well. I know he didn’t in the spring game, but I have seen enough (to know) that he has a big leg. He is just refining his technique and I think it is a lot more polished than it was in the spring, and more consistent now.

"He has a chance to really change the field for us if he continues it.”

Two-minute drill
Former linebacker Brandon Crow continues to work at fullback; Crow, remember, replaced an injured Ryan Reynolds at middle linebacker in the second half of last year’s Texas game. ... Often forgotten about Daniel Franklin is quietly having a solid camp and is currently working on the second team behind Keenan Clayton at strong-side linebacker. Said Stoops, "He has gotten better and is making some good strides.”