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OU football: Sooners' offense got rolling after change on O-line

Oklahoma's offensive line made a change against Baylor on Saturday.

During the first half, R.J. Proctor replaced Erik Swenson at left tackle on the Sooners' O-line. A redshirt junior, Swenson has played in every game for Oklahoma this season.

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said the switch was planned because the coaches wanted to give Proctor some playing time. After struggling at the start, the offensive line, much like the rest of the offense, began to click in late in the second quarter.

"Eric was fine. We had planned the whole time to play R.J. We thought he’d earned the right to play him some," Riley said. "As R.J. got in there, thought he was playing well and gave him a couple series and then we started to kind of settle a little and got on a roll and so we ended up just leaving him."

A redshirt senior, Proctor came to Oklahoma as a graduate transfer from the University of Virginia. He started six games in three seasons at Virginia. 

"He stayed extremely positive through playing some and then not playing some and some of the back and forth," Riley said. "He’s worked hard at it and put himself in position to really contribute a lot at the end of the season."

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Abby Bitterman

Abby Bitterman covers OU athletics for The Oklahoman. She joined The Oklahoman in September 2019 to cover high school sports. A Chicago native, Abby graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019 with degrees in journalism and political... Read more ›

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