The Norman Transcript

September 13, 2013

Sooner defense heading in "positive" direction

OU number 20 in total defense in the country

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Two games doesn’t make a season. But Oklahoma’s defense has established a positive trend.

It’s currently No. 20 in the country in total defense http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings?sport_code=MFB&division=11 and tied for No. 4 in scoring defense.

“Everything seems to be going in the right direction,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “It’s just two games and we’re going to play physical teams as we go along. We just have to wait and see. They practiced hard. Their attitude is much better. I believe their effort is much better. They’re becoming very disciplined players. We’re very optimistic and encouraged by the first couple of weeks.”