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Oklahoma LB Jaren Kanak Now Has an ‘Idea What He’s Doing,’ Motivated to Know More

The Sooners’ rising sophomore is still studying as hard as he can to learn Brent Venables’ defense and is earning the praise of his coaches and teammates.

John E. Hoover

NORMAN — Remember when Brent Venables said Jaren Kanak had no idea what he was doing and the freshman linebacker made 10 tackles, and forced and recovered a fumble at Nebraska?

Well, now Kanak knows what he’s doing.


“There’s a lot to learn,” Kanak said Thursday after the Sooners finished their second session of spring football practice. “Nobody’s going to master it. Probably Coach Venables is the only one who has mastered it. There’s still a lot to learn.”

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