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No. 4 Oklahoma seeks defensive consistency vs. S. Dakota


September 8, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — There were signs early in Oklahoma's opener against Houston that the Sooners defense might finally be ready to make an impact.

Turns out there is plenty of work ahead.

Oklahoma hired Alex Grinch as its defensive coordinator in the offseason, hoping the unit would generate at least some support for the dynamic offense. In Sunday's opener, the defense forced two three-and-outs to start the game and used relentless pressure to help limit the Cougars to 10 points in the first half. The Sooners then gave up 21 points in the second half of a 49-31 win.

"It says something ab...

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