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November 19, 2013

Heupel: If Knight starts, he’ll be expected to do it all

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NORMAN —

But OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said the time his unit has spent defending OU quarterback Trevor Knight will help this week.

“They do a lot of similar plays,” he said, referring to both the Sooner and Wildcat offenses. “The veer option out of pistol and then the zone read are things we see a decent amount. We’ll work some periods against each other to sharpen against some good people this week. We’re gonna have to be good and defend it well.”

Lindley’s kind of game: A good player to watch Saturday against Kansas State is outside linebacker P.L. Lindley. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound sophomore is going to play a significant role in the game.

Because Kansas State will likely have more tight ends and running backs on the field than wide receivers, OU may use four linebackers most of the game.

“P.L. is a guy we have to continue to define. He’s a good player and a guy that makes us more physical at the point of attack in bigger sets,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “That’s where we try to implement a more physical player, and that’s what we need to do. He’s gonna be a guy who’s gonna be able to do those things as we move forward.”

John Shinn

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