OU Football Notebook: Young defensive tackles coming along

Jake Trotter Published: August 20, 2009
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The Sooners boast one of the top defensive lines in the nation, headlined by All-American defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

But coach Bob Stoops made a point this week of commending the efforts so far this fall camp of young defensive tackles Stacy McGee, Casey Walker and Jamarkus McFarland.

"It is a good group of young guys,” Stoops said. "Stacy McGee has gotten better and better. Casey Walker has gotten better, and he has made a lot of good improvement. Jamarkus McFarland is coming on and getting more comfortable.”

McGee (6-4, 272) and Walker (6-0, 302) are in their redshirt freshman seasons, and both vying for playing time in a defensive tackle rotation made up of McCoy, Adrian Taylor, Cordero Moore and DeMarcus Granger.

McFarland (6-2, 296), one of OU’s top incoming recruits, is also making a push to join the rotation and avoid redshirting during his true freshman season.

McCoy said he’s been especially impressed with McFarland.

"We may see him on the field this season,” McCoy said.

The Way to go
Along with place-kicker Jimmy Stevens, redshirt freshman punter Tress Way is having a notable preseason.


Young DTs coming along

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