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October 9, 2013

Metoyer will apparently miss Red River Rivalry

NORMAN — Oklahoma wide receiver Trey Metoyer didn’t play and wasn’t on the sideline for last week’s game against TCU. Apparently, he’ll miss the Texas game, too.

“He’s taking time here where he has to get some things cleaned up. He’s taking a little break from football,” OU co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell said.

Metoyer, a sophomore and a former five-star recruit, has just two catches for 18 yards this season. He scored one touchdown on a 13-yard touchdown grab against Louisiana-Monroe in the season-opener. His other reception went for five yards against Tulsa.

Head on a swivel: Texas receiver Mike Davis was reprimanded by the Big 12 Conference for his “block” on Iowa State’s Deon Broomfield last Thursday. OU’s secondary is very familiar with the play.

“I saw that,” Sooner cornerback Zack Sanchez said. “You’ve just gotta be aware as a defender, no matter where you’re at. It’s tough. It was a tough play. But then again, it’s like being a boxer. You’ve got to be aware at all times when you’re in the ring. When you’re on the football field, you’re in the ring. You’ve just got to be cautious of everything.”

Changing play-callers: Both of Texas’ coordinators have changed since last season’s Red River Rivalry. Major Applewhite is now calling the offensive plays. Greg Robinson took over as defensive coordinator last month.

Sooner defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said it doesn’t matter how long a play-caller has been around. Every team throws something at OU that hasn’t been previously shown.

“There’s unknowns in every game,” he said. “We prepare and 90 percent of it is what we prepare for. But there is 10 to 15 percent that everybody changes week to week. Whatever that is for them, you have to react to it and hopefully our defense is built to react to certain things like that. We’ll see.”

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