Spring football is important for OU's Blake Bell, OSU's Clint Chelf and TU's Daniel Schwarz
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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Just two months ago, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were lamenting less-than-expected accomplishments on the football field, while Tulsa's players and coaches were hoisting the Liberty Bowl trophy to celebrate an 11-win season.
Within the next week, all three Oklahoma teams will get a fresh start, as preparation begins for the 2013 season.
Here's what to expect during spring practice for the Sooners, Cowboys and Hurricane.
Spring is important for ...
TOM GILBERT / Tulsa World file
Kicker Daniel Schwarz
During his freshman season as TU's kicker, Schwarz was dogged by inconsistency. He failed to convert on seven point-after kicks. Before the Liberty Bowl, he had missed on four of his previous eight field-goal tries. Against Iowa State, however, he was 4-for-4 on extra-point tries and hit a 40-yard field goal.
- BILL HAISTEN, World Sports Writer
MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World file
QB Blake Bell
The 6-foot-6, 254-pound quarterback is the clubhouse leader for the quarterback position. His big-play capability has been shown via the run game, but it's his passing game that everyone is curious about. He'll get a ton of repetitions at the position this spring.
- ERIC BAILEY, World Sports Writer
STEPHEN PINGRY / Tulsa World file
QB Clint Chelf
Perhaps the feel-good story of OSU's 2012 season was authored by Chelf, who rose from third on the preseason depth chart to MVP in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The fifth-year senior quarterback started the final five games of last season, and now he'll try to show he's worthy of keeping the job.
- JIMMIE TRAMEL, World Sports Writer