By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript
Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh arrived at Oklahoma with a mandate to create a more physical running game. After three games, OU is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, a 271.7 yards per game on the ground.
Obviously, strides have been made. But Bedenbaugh said the goal is make sure every team OU plays fully understands playing the Sooners means engaging in a three-and-a-half hour slugfest.
“what happens is other people see it on film that we are about to play,” Bedenbaugh said. “It’s just like our fullbacks Trey (Millard), Rip (Aaron Ripkowski), Moose (Brannon Green) when they see those guys playing physical other people see it. It shows up on tape how physical safeties fill. They know they are about to get whacked. So that’s what you want to put on film. Upfront every position you want to put that stuff on film.”