David King says he worked strictly at DE today for #Sooners. The Casey Walker Effect.— Guerin Emig (@GuerinEmig) September 10, 2012
Good news for Oklahoma fans. With Casey Walker's return to practice on Monday, reports are that David Kind returned to his normal defensive end spot. This is positive for two obvious reasons, (1) no one will be playing out of position and (2) the Sooners will no longer be playing an "undersized" defensive line.
The expectation is that the starting front four for the Kansas State game will be: King, Walker, Jamarkus McFarland, and R.J. Washington. It gives Oklahoma two big bodies in the middle to eat up blocks and allows Washington and King to focus primarily on getting to the quarterback.
King has been exceptional thru the first two games (with the obvious caveat of taking into account the level of competition), so a return to his more natural position of defensive end can only bode well for his continued production. The only potential negative aspect of his move back to defensive end would be the now likely limited opportunities for true freshmen Charles Tapper and Michael Onuoha, who have already burned their respective redshirts.
Assuming the Sooners can get Stacy McGee back in the coming weeks, the OU defensive line would look much more like the one many fans expected prior to the start of this season.