Triple Option: Baseball on the bubble

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

1. The Sooners offered their third in-state prospect for the class of 2013 on Monday in Tulsa Union's Dalton Rodriguez. At 6-foot-6, 255 pounds, OU assistant coach Bruce Kittle extended the offer as an offensive tackle. The only problem? Rodriguez hasn't played offense since middle school -- he has been a defensive end for the Redskins, who rarely have two-way starters. The Sooners coaches must love his size and athleticism and think he can grow into a solid offensive tackle.

2. One of the most interesting storylines that emerged late in OU spring practice was the inconsistency of junior linebacker Corey Nelson, who didn't start at weakside linebacker during the Red-White game. Most fans assumed he was a shoe-in to replace Travis Lewis in 2012 based on Brent Venables' overwhelming praise, but Nelson apparently didn't have a great spring under the new defensive regime. Nelson is now battling Joseph Ibiloye for the job. If the Sooners want to have a more consistent defense next season, Nelson and Tom Wort have to to be on the field, in my opinion.

3. The Oklahoma baseball team is squarely on the postseason bubble. After losing 4-3 to TCU last night in Fort Worth, the Sooners are now 29-17 on the season. With a Bedlam series looming this weekend, OU needs a series win against Oklahoma State in the worst way. The series begins Friday night in Tulsa at 7 p.m. and then shifts to Oklahoma City on Saturday (7 p.m.) and Sunday (4 p.m.).

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