The Norman Transcript

August 30, 2013

Experienced offensive line will greatly aid Knight

OU's offensive line has combined for 96 career starts

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has said repeatedly that the experience around redshirt freshman quarterback Trevor Knight will help ease him into the job.

Just on the offensive line, OU’s five starters left tackle Tyrus Thompson (5), left guard Adam Shead (18), center Gabe Ikard (37), right guard Bronson Irwin (26) and right tackle Daryl Williams (10) have combined for 96 career starts prior to Saturday’s season opener.

When Landry Jones, made his debut in the second half of the 2009 season opener four of the five players on OU’s offensive line were making their first career start.