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OU football: Alex Grinch era kicks off with spring practice

NORMAN — When Oklahoma defensive back Bookie Radley-Hiles was a sophomore in high school, he got a tattoo on the inside of his left wrist.

“Don’t waste a day,” the lettering reads.

Four years later, Radley-Hiles’ tattoo matches up his new defensive coordinator’s philosophy of taking advantage of each moment.

Thursday, Radley-Hiles and the rest of the Sooners started spring practice under Alex Grinch and hit the ground running.

Even in the first practice, with helmets and no shoulder pads, Grinch and his defensive assistants were harping on forcing turnovers.

The Sooners forced just 11 turnovers, tied for 120th in FBS football.