Tre Brown’s decision to forego the Cotton Bowl and enter the NFL draft presents a golden opportunity to Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.
Under normal circumstances, Grinch’s defensive philosophy relies heavily on rotation. But Brown’s absence will allow for Grinch and secondary coach Roy Manning to get some of the younger members of Oklahoma’s secondary more live reps against one of the premier passing offenses in college football.
“2020 has highlighted that to the extreme in terms of we don’t have this individual available, what a great opportunity for someone else,” Grinch said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for the guys on the secondary to step up, and certainly expect them to.”
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