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August 4, 2013

OU coaches still mum on starting QB


New spot every day

After three practices, freshman safety Hatari Byrd has played all three safety spots.

“He’s very knowledgeable. He’s easy to coach. He wants to be great,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. “His maturity level is one of the highest I’ve seen this early on in his career. His maturity physically, we know what he looks like, but his maturity mentally and athletically. It’s a very unique set of tools to work with a kid this young. He may be the biggest, fastest guy that we’ve seen at this young of an age. Again, he possess a lot of the intangable qualities, but again, it’s only three days. So far, so good. I think he has a bright future.”

The Sooners are replacing three starters in the secondary, including both safety spots.

Sign this, please

OU also held the Meet the Sooners autograph session Saturday. All the players and coaches signed for fans for about 2 1/2 hours.

What was the strangest thing Bob Stoops was asked to sign?

“A baby,” he said.

Stoops said he was asked to sign the child’s clothes.

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