NORMAN, Okla. — The sixth-ranked Sooners have been hit hard with the injury bug over the past week or so. Center Jonathan Alvarez had to retire from football due to lingering injuries prior to the last game, and there was some more bad news along the offensive line when Alex Dalton suffered another torn ACL.
That has the Sooners down to an emergency plan at center should something happen to starter Creed Humphrey.
“You’re always thinking about it, especially at center,” said head coach Lincoln Riley. “And I’m going to preface this by saying I’m not going to say what our plans would be just for schematic advantages. But especially at center you’ve got to be ready because you can go grab a skill guy and teach him, hand him the ball a few times and do some things back there, not that it’s going to be perfect, you can get by with that—you can’t just go teach a guy to snap overnight and play that position and do all we do. So we’ve had some emergency plans in place.”
Now, with Senior Day less than a day away, OUInsider.com provides the latest on the rest of the injury front as the Sooners take on the Kansas Jayhawks at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday inside Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
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