No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners shuffle struggling secondary before UTEP football game

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- As Oklahoma coaches presented a scouting report for Saturday night's season opener, it stood out to Aaron Colvin that UTEP is a team that likes to take chances down the field.

After a season of defensive disappointment, it's exactly what the fourth-ranked Sooners want to see.

Oklahoma could find out right away whether its maligned secondary is better after the lineup was shuffled under new defensive coordinator Mike Stoops.

Many of the same players are back, but playing different positions than when the Sooners got burned deep all too many times a season ago.

Stoops set the tone for training camp by saying his unit should be out for vengeance after the poor performances of a season ago. Just how much he plans to change on the field won't be known until Saturday night in El Paso.

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