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Oklahoman Modified: March 9, 2009 at 8:41 am •  Published: March 9, 2009
"So I expected some bumps in the road.

"But that’s what allows you to come together, get that camaraderie up and build that bond to handle adversity.”

Before their first practice, Williams got the linemen together and told them, "We can only go up from here.”

And according to several accounts, the Sooner line had a strong, intense opening week to the spring.

"These younger guys are learning,” said offensive line coach James Patton. "It’s moving from the off-season to winter conditioning to spring ball and then the summer part of it.

"Now they know what the expectation is and they’ll continue to get better.”

"The offensive line is one unit. If one guy is doing bad, the whole line is doing bad. We need to get everyone to work out at a high level every time."Senior guard Brian Simmons

OU to hold Pro Day
Oklahoma will hold its annual Pro Day on Tuesday for NFL scouts. Among former Sooners expected to participate are center Jon Cooper, safety Nic Harris, safety Lendy Holmes, wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias, wide receiver Manuel Johnson, offensive tackle Phil Loadholt, guard Duke Robinson and guard Brandon Walker.

OU offensive line two-deep

Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Cl.
LT 71 Trent Williams 6-5 308 Sr.
59 Donald Stephenson 6-6 275 So.
LG 74 Brian Simmons 6-5 304 Sr.
51 Brian Lepak 6-4 285 Jr.
C 61 Ben Habern 6-4 275 RFr.
54 Jason Hannan 6-3 283 So.
RG 77 Stephen Good 6-5 305 So.
78 Alex Williams 6-6 300 So.
RT 70 Cory Brandon 6-7 308 Jr.
76 Jarvis Jones 6-7 294 Jr.


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