Sooners Prep For Longhorns' Two-QB System

On Saturday, the Longhorns will display their own one-two punch at quarterback with freshman Shane Buechele and senior Tyrone Swoopes. The pair has thrived under offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert, who was at Tulsa last season.

The Sooners must be ready for both at the 11 a.m. contest inside the Cotton Bowl.

“Seeing the two guys and what they can bring, you have to study the film and make sure we get reps for both of the quarterbacks in the game,” OU linebacker Jordan Evans said. “We have to stay prepared and stay disciplined.”

Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops is familiar with the Longhorns’ general scheme, which is rooted in Baylor’s style.

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“They’re gonna come at you the same way,” Mike Stoops said following Tuesday’s practice. “People say you saw it, but what people don’t understand is these are run plays that can turn into pass plays on the quarterback’s look.

“That’s getting the ball out of their hand, and being able to cover people and getting one-on-one matchups is what this game is about anymore; that’s why cover guys are so critical to your success.” (More at Tulsa World)

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