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Oklahoma football: Sooners boast variety of options in return game

Oklahoma football: Sooners boast variety of options in return game
Rodney Andersson
Sophomore running back Rodney Anderson during warmups before the spring game April 8.

The Sooners have a few holes to fill going into this season, but special teams is one area where they feel they have depth.

Last season, then OU running back Joe Mixon and wide receiver Dede Westbrook did the bulk of the work returning kicks and punts, but they have both moved on to the NFL. Filling the void shouldn’t be hard for the Sooners, though, as several new names have been mentioned this fall.

“We’ve got some guys that we feel really comfortable about,” Jay Boulware, special teams coordinator and running backs coach, said. “We’ve got three or four guys that we feel like we’ve got a few more options than we had last year, so we’re really excited to see what those guys could do in that situation.”

Boulware said all the running backs are on special teams in one way or another — whether they are returners or…

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