August 13, 2007

Knall pushing Cohen for punting duties

Special teams are an area of the Oklahoma football team we've failed to discuss at great lengths early in fall practices. With Garrett Hartley, Michael Cohen and Reggie Smith all returning to take over critical areas of special teams roles, it's expected that the Sooners will be in great shape for 2007.

But the Sooners also received good news when Hays McEachern decided to return to the football team after contemplating giving up football over the summer.

During Big 12 media days in San Antonio last month, Stoops announced that McEachern was giving up football. But the Sooners now return their holder and deep snapper, Derek Shaw, to complete a return of their entire kicking unit from 2006.

But Saturday's scrimmage did bring one special teams development to light.

And that's the competition that is developing between Mike Knall and Cohen.

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