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Oklahoma Sooners Spring Football | Press Conference Recap

Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Earlier today, Bob Stoops stepped up to the podium to address the media concerning Spring Football. Practices start this weekend as the Oklahoma Sooners begin working toward the 2014 season and hopefully complete the "Chase for Eight." With expectations around the program soaring, Stoops opens up his comments congratulation Lon Kruger and the basketball team for their accomplishments this season.

Of course, during spring practices much attention will be focused upon the development of not only the quarterback race, but also the transition Blake Bell is making to tight end. Coach Stoops offered an update on where Bell currently stands...

If depth was a concern for Bell, the pickings got a bit slimmer as Sam Grant has now been moved to an offensive tackle spot.

Along the offensive line, Oklahoma needs to find a replacement for the versatile Gabe Ikard. With a single game of starting experience, Ty Darlington emerges as the likely candidate.

Get the full preview of the Offensive Line heading into the Spring here at CCM.

But, getting a mention by name likely means guys are doing something right. Josiah St. John appears to have put the work in to impress the coaching staff. Look for him to work his way into the rotation throughout the season.

Switching sides of the ball, the defense will be looking to replace a couple of players in the secondary. Stoops has already said that Julian Wilson will sit out of Spring Practice. That leaves the door wide open for a few of these youngsters to make a name for themselves.

Are the Sooners looking to add a new wrinkle to the offense? Only time will tell...

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