He told reporters it wasn’t too tough watching Week 1 waiting for his chance to play.
“I told my guys right before the game I’m going to be their biggest fan that game,” Spears-Jennings said. “Every time they made a play, I was the loudest one on the sideline and cheering those guys on.”
But now Spears-Jennings is back as he made his season debut against the SMU Mustangs. He finished with three tackles on the night.
Each one of the safeties brings a different element to the Sooners’ defense which is good to have. Spears-Jennings is someone who can make plays on the ball, but he’s arguably the hardest hitter of the group.
He’s someone who has no issue with laying the wood on someone and helping stop the run game as well.
Safeties coach Brandon Hall has a really good group and so far it has been the best group on the field for the Sooners defense in 2023.