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Darlington dazzles in debut start

James Patton tabbed his true frosh and it paid off

NORMAN, Okla. — This wasn't the way Sooner interior offensive line coach James Patton, head coach Bob Stoops and the rest of the staff drew it up at the beginning of the season: losing two centers as well as battling other offensive line injuries over the course of the year.

But that's been just the case. First, starter and four-year veteran Ben Habern had to conclude his career due to ongoing neck and shoulder injuries. Then, last week, while it was only a one game absence, Gabe Ikard had to sit with a concussion. All of that forced in true freshman center Ty Darlington into the mold as the starter for the Baylor game. Admittedly, Stoops was nervous. "Oh, I...

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