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April 6, 2014

OSU’s Orange Blitz was as advertised – a practice

(Continued)

Sooners continue to change

NORMAN – All teams go through changes from season to season. The seeds of the one Oklahoma’s offense is going through, however, were planted much earlier.

Think back to the end of the 2012 season.

Most teams aren’t willing to acknowledge they’ve become a finesse team. The connotation means the ability to win through brute force is absent.

When a team flounders trying to convert a third-and-1, the proof is there.

OU had the problem two seasons ago and a couple seasons leading up to it. Base an offense off throwing to small receivers and it removes the brutish mentality.

Re-acquiring it was the goal as OU wrapped up the 2013 recruiting class and has continued since.

“In recruiting you have the ability to recruit different kinds of kids every year but we are a little bit bigger,” OU receivers coach Jay Norvell said. “I would say this class of kids coming in is definitely bigger, the running backs and the receivers especially, and with the tight ends coming in we’re definitely bigger.”

– John Shinn, Norman Transcript

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