OU football notebook: Cameron Kenney to start at wideout again; Jameel Owens on scout team

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer Modified: September 18, 2009 at 8:23 am •  Published: September 18, 2009
Kenney to start at wideout again
Junior-college transfer Cameron Kenney will make his second consecutive start at wide receiver this weekend against Tulsa, receivers coach Jay Norvell confirmed.

Kenney also started last weekend in place of Adron Tennell, and had a 15-yard catch on a slant route. But another reason why Kenney is getting the nod is because of how he blocked in the run game against Idaho State.

"I enjoy blocking. It helps out the run and then opens up the pass game,” Kenney said. "By the time you’re ready to run a route, the defender is concerned with just being blocked. So I think blocking is probably my strongest attribute right now.”

Tennell looking for chance at redemption
Tennell was hoping for a breakout season after earning a spot in the starting lineup in the opener. But following a couple drops and a passive attitude in the loss to Brigham Young, Tennell was benched against Idaho State and didn’t play until late in the third quarter.

"Sometimes the best motivation is the bench,” Norvell said. "We’re trying a little old-school motivation.”

But Norvell isn’t writing Tennell off and said he plans to reinsert Tennell into the rotation Saturday.

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