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TULSA FOOTBALL GOES THROUGH WORKOUT NUMBER SEVEN

Michael Sorrells gains yardage during Friday's practice.
Michael Sorrells gains yardage during Friday's practice.
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Aug. 9, 2013

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Tulsa football team practiced for a little more than two hours on the turf of Chapman Stadium as the early morning rain forced the Hurricane squad to move its' workout from Harwell field.

Today's workout consisted of correcting mistakes from Thursday's scrimmage, and more installation of the offense.

"Today we worked on corrections and installation of a few more offensive schemes. Defensively, what we tried to do was just get them into some early situations mentally. What happens when you're backed up against the goal line? What happens when you get a sudden change, turnover - what's the offense going to try to do, what's the defense going to try to do? We did overtime period today, trying to get their minds wrapped around what you have to do," said Blankenship. "It's one thing when you're a young defense, those players are just trying to learn what to do. Now, we're also trying to add why we're doing it that way."

Blankenship also commented on yesterday's scrimmage after reviewing the film.

"After watching the film, it confirmed why I'm really, really excited about the development of Derek Patterson and Keevan Lucas. I think those two guys are going to give us some things we can do with the inside passing game that we haven't been able to do. So that's fun," said Blankenship. "I was very encouraged yesterday in that, what we thought very early on with the defensive line, was they're really okay. We're not world-beaters by any stretch, but I'm encouraged that the young guys we're playing can actually hold up. I also think that our offensive line is starting to gel. We're starting to see them fit together a little better."

The Hurricane will have a closed scrimmage on Saturday.