Monday, March 4, 2013

Report: Mike Onuoha Will Move to Outside Linebacker

Oklahoma football coaches still have high expectations and big plans for sophomore Mike Onuoha.

Onuoha, a raw but developing defender from Edmond Santa Fe, will move from defensive end to outside linebacker for the 2013 season, a source close to Onuoha told The Oklahoman.

Oklahoma, which begins spring football practices Saturday, is expected to shift to a 3-4 defensive scheme, which features bigger defensive linemen and often backs traditional ends off the line of scrimmage as pass rushing linebackers.

“I think he's gonna be good in space, coming off the edge and doing some things out in the flats,” said Edmond Santa Fe coach Lance Manning. “I know some of the things they're gonna do with him will work to his strengths.

“The big cat can move and run, and he's got a big wingspan. He's gonna be imposing out there.” (The Oklahoman)
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