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Welcome to My World: Oklahoma linebacker Austin Box

Oklahoman Published: November 28, 2008
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Oklahoma LB Austin Box

The Enid native began the season on the mend from a knee injury. Inserted into the Sooners’ starting lineup after Ryan Reynolds’ injury, Box will be in the middle of the Bedlam fray Saturday.

I’ve got a lot of friends that are OSU fans and a lot of friends that are OU fans. They’re fans, so they like to talk a lot, but I just kind of let it be. I try to stay humble about it.

My earliest memory of Bedlam ... Coach Stoops’ first year, OSU came here and we beat ‘em 44-7. I was up there in the stands, and being a part of that, being able to see that at that age, I knew that was something I wanted to be a part of in the future.

I’ve been on the other side. I’ve been a fan. I know I’m a player now, but I’ve been a fan, and it kills me. It would kill me to lose to them.

I’ve come a long ways since the first weeks I played. I’m a lot more comfortable, but still, at the same time, I’m not the player yet that I want to be.