The Norman Transcript

October 29, 2013

Sooners embrace extra prep time for Baylor

Healing nagging injuries and extra film should help

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The extra time to prepare for the Baylor game has been embraced by Oklahoma. Just because a player is practicing doesn’t mean he’s fully healthy. A couple days off can mean everything to an aching body.

“We get a breather and guys get a chance to heal up and just freshen up on some things and get in a lot of film. So it’s definitely going to help us out for Baylor,” safety Gabe Lynn said.

The Sooners moved on to Baylor when they started watching film on Sunday.

“Need the extra time to prepare for clearly a top five team in the country, a team that's really, really been rolling and has really only played in one game that was really close. We need all the extra prep we can get,” center Gabe Ikard said. “We started getting to the Baylor tape yesterday. Looking at their defense they're very sound and have got a lot of talent. We need to be able to come up with a great game plan like we have the last couple of weeks and execute that.”