Nelson back as OU's anchor on defense


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Updated: 9/04/2013 3:34 pm Published: 9/04/2013 3:33 pm


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - As Oklahoma's defense fell apart late last season, linebacker Corey Nelson often felt like a man without a position.

Starting with a late-season game against West Virginia, the Sooners often left their linebackers on the sideline and played seven defensive backs in an attempt to slow down the up-tempo offenses they were facing.

The no-linebacker strategy failed. Against West Virginia, Oklahoma gave up a school-record 778 yards and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops acknowledged he'd done the linebackers "an injustice."

As No. 16 Oklahoma (1-0) prepares to host West Virginia (1-0) on Saturday, Nelson is back in his role as an anchor of the Sooners' defense. He led the Sooners with eight tackles and a sack in a season-opening 34-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe.

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