How will the secondary improve with the return of defensive coordinator Mike Stoops?
Here's what OU coaches and players had to say after the spring game:
Free safety Tony Jefferson on the secondary's play:
“We just gave up that one big play, but going into the game, (not giving up big plays) was our main focus. So, it's kind of disappointing giving up a play like that. I feel like we bounced back and made some good plays.”
Coach Bob Stoops on the 60-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bell to Jaz Reynolds:
“The scramble play — that happens once in a while to balls thrown over the opposite shoulder so the receiver can see it and the DB loses it. You don't want it to happen, but it is not like it was a clean play that got in back of them.”
Linebacker Corey Nelson on the areas of progress this spring:
“Just being able to stay on our man, being able to play man coverage. Being able to not get beat deep, allowing the secondary and linebackers to become cohesive. We also worked on playing physical. That's a key point we really focused on here in the spring.”