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Oklahoma Sooners Football | Lincoln Riley On The Secondary, “They Can Play Better”

M. Hofeld

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After a 70-14 win over South Dakota, and with a trip to Los Angeles up next week, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley met with the media on Monday to discuss his team. With the defensive backs coming up with all three of Oklahoma’s turnovers Saturday night they became one of the topics for Riley to address.

“They’ve played well. They can play better,” Riley said when discussing the secondary. “We’ve done good in coverage, I’d say that’s been the highlight of the secondary so far… We’ve got to continue to tackle well in space. There’s been a few places each game that showed up. As the competition continues to get better each week, including this week, we have to clean that up.” 

Injury Updates On Kenneth Mann And Marquis Hayes

As Oklahoma continued to see some struggles on the left side of the offensive line, the solution may be redshirt sophomore left guard Marquis Hayes who, despite being listed as a starter on the depth chart, has yet to play due to an undisclosed injury.

Another player yet to make it on the field is defensive end Kenneth Mann who is also dealing with an injury. Riley discussed both of them on Monday and things sound promising.

“Kenneth Mann’s getting close, really really close,” Riley said. “Marquis Hayes, not serious, not going to be out an extended period of time. Don’t know about this week.”

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