With injuries affecting the Sooners defense, a lot of younger players are being asked to step up and take on bigger responsibilities, one of those rising to the occasion is redshirt freshman defensive end, Neville Gallimore. He got the nod of approval from Bob Stoops with his first career start against Kansas State and he wants to see those improvements continue against Texas Tech.
Just like I would any other football team, I just want to do my best, play sound football. Make sure I do my best to contribute to the team you know.
He made his first start, played excellent. Continues to get better.
It felt great, obviously being a redshirt freshman that’s one of those things you look forward to, you practice and you train to get that opportunity so just the fact that I got to be on the field with the veteran guys, it really just pushed me more.
Some of those new guys, Emmanuel Beal, Kapri Ducet, Caleb Kelly, Jordan Parker… on and on… Will Sunderland, Chance Sylvie last week went in and really held their own. I feel great about it, it’s a lot of really good young players… Neville Gallimore is really playing excellent, so just continue to believe they’ll continue to get better… getting more snaps and keep getting more and more comfortable with what we’re doing.
A win over Texas Tech would mean the Sooners are 4-0 in Big 12 action, something they haven’t accomplished since 2004. Reporting in Norman Nikki Kay News channel Four Sports