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Young DBs have an opportunity- and a task

Young DBs have an opportunity- and a task

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.”

For the entire article, head to https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/young-dbs-have-an-opportunity-and-a-task

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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