Oklahoma will ramp up their spring practices in exactly one month. The 2017 Sugar Bowl champs have some holes to fill in their roster and will no doubt begin the search for those replacements when they return to the field on March 21st.
Dede Westbrook, Jarvis Baxter, and Geno Lewis are all gone but the receiving corps is far from depleted. There are a deep group of youngsters waiting for their turn and someone has to take that “go-to” spot vacated by Westbrook. There’s no doubt that spring practices will the early audition for Oklahoma’s returners but early enrollee Marquise Brown will look to make his mark as well.
Oklahoma’s backfield is where most of the attention will be given this spring. Gone are stars Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon and unavailable will be Rodney Anderson. That means Sophomore-to-be Abdul Adams will get a significant look, after rushing for 283 yards on 53 carries as a freshman in 2016. Highly touted running back Trey Sermon is also on campus for spring ball, as is JUCO transfer Marcelias Sutton.
Mark your calendars, it’s going to be an interesting spring!