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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - After years of searching, Gabe Lynn has finally found a home in Oklahoma's secondary.
Lynn's comfort level while playing free safety is a key reason why No. 14 Oklahoma (2-0) has allowed only seven points combined in wins over Louisiana-Monroe and West Virginia.
The Sooners will look for a third straight strong defensive effort Saturday when they host Tulsa (1-1).
Lynn has spent the last three seasons bouncing around between cornerback and ``nickelback'' in the Sooners' secondary. Now that Lynn is playing free safety, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops says Lynn ``is really starting to kind of come into his own as a player.''
Lynn earned Big 12 Conference defensive player of the week honors against West Virginia after making three tackles, intercepting a pass and recovering a fumble.