Claremore Daily Progress

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November 23, 2012

Shinn at 3 p.m.: Bonus

NORMAN — For 20 seniors, Saturday's game against Oklahoma State will be their last one at Owen Field. One of those is senior wide receiver Justin Brown. Even though he transferred in from Penn State in August and will still graduate from Penn State, he's part of the group.

Wide receivers coach Jay Norvell said he can't think of a player who has had as big an impact on his group in just one year.

“That’s a credit to him,” Norvell said. “I have to say this, he’s one of the best guys preparing to play that I’ve ever been around. He’s a meticulous note taker. I’m going to give his notebook to Trey Metoyer when he leaves because he takes meticulous notes about every defense and every guy he’s played against and the guys that work the hardest and prepare the hardest, they improve faster.

"Justin’s certainly done that and that’s a credit to him.”

 

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