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Why Oklahoma DE Coach Miguel Chavis Thinks He Can Get More Productivity This Year

Ethan Downs and Reggie Grimes put up decent numbers in 2022 but often were non-factors. Now Chavis believes more time and increased competition can fix that.

NORMAN — Nobody at Oklahoma played with more precision, passion and purpose last year than the Sooners’ starting defensive ends, Ethan Downs and Reggie Grimes.

One P word occasionally seemed to be missing, however: production.

When the 2022 season began, Grimes and Downs looked like front-runners for All-Big 12 honors and contenders for All-America accolades. Instead, they tapered off to a pedestrian 4.5 quarterback sacks each.

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