“It’s more competitive,” Thomas said. “It was way more competitive (this week) because that spot’s still open and it’s just kind of frustrating because we’re still dealing with it throughout the season, but they’re stepping up now. I mean, they should’ve stepped up before, but they’re stepping up.”
Senior corner Dakota Austin originally won the starting spot heading into the 2016 season, but ended up being taken out of the game against Houston after playing poorly. True freshman Parrish Cobb started against Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio State, but that's not a certainty going forward.
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said Tuesday that no one had established themselves as the starter and that they will fill the spot "by committee" going forward until someone claims it. (Oklahoma Daily)