Triple Option: Progress at tight end for OU

Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. After a couple of days to reflect on spring football, one of the best developments of the spring for Oklahoma was the progress of Brannon Green and Taylor McNamara. Both tight ends were new to the program this semester. Heading into the spring, the worst-case scenario was having both newcomers struggle to transition into the program. But the spring game proved both players should be ready to play this fall if they continue to progress over the spring and summer. McNamara in particular came a long way from being homesick to making plays in the spring game.

2. The spring evaluation period is upon us and this is a critical time for OU’s coaching staff. It’s one of the most important times of the year in recruiting as the Sooners coaches will be making decisions on offers and prioritizing which recruits sit atop their wish list. It takes on additional significance for the Sooners who have taken more of a national approach to recruiting and are looking to throughly evaluate the prospects they are pursuing for 2013, thus visiting the schools and getting on the ground to find out as much as possible about potential prospects is critical.

3. OU hosts the NCAA men’s gymnastics championship beginning today in Norman. The Sooners are looking to win their ninth national championship, sixth since 2002, in the sport and are ranked No. 1 heading into the three-day championship.

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