November 6, 2007

Beal must step up against Baylor

With Auston English unlikely to play against Baylor this week, the Sooners will look to backups Alan Davis and Jeremy Beal to take more snaps than ever against the Bears.

Davis played well in place of English against Texas A&M, but Jeremy Beal will be needed to spell Davis and starter Alonzo Dotson this Saturday. SoonerScoop.com Editor Carey Murdock caught up with Beal to talk about his progress at defensive end as well as the urgency to get better this week in preparation for plenty of playing time this weekend.

SoonerScoop.com: Can you just talk about the learning process and just getting out on the field last week. Where do you feel you can grow the most in order to be a bigger factor on gamedays?
Jeremy Beal:
Just getting my technique down. That's all I really need to do is get my technique down and get acquainted with the system. That's pretty much all there is.

SS.com: Do you feel like the learning process is a lot further along than it was in the spring when you had just made that full-time move to defensive end?
Beal:
Definitely. I'll admit that back in the spring I really wasn't that good but I had some natural ability and I was relying on my athletic ability. Now I think I'm tenfold better than I was in the spring and getting my technique down.


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