By Jake Trotter Modified: August 23, 2008 at 7:42 am •  Published: August 23, 2008
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Several true freshmen to play
Coach Bob Stoops said Friday he expects several true freshmen to play this season.

"There's a good number of them that will likely play,” Stoops said.

Among the names Stoops rattled off were wide receivers Jameel Owens and Dejuan Miller, offensive linemen Ben Habern and Stephen Good and safety Joseph Ibiloye.

"There will be some others, too,” Stoops said.

Running backs Justin Johnson and Jermie Calhoun, defensive end R.J. Washington, kicker Tress Way, tight end James Hanna and cornerback Lamar Harris are other freshmen who could play next weekend in the opener against Tennessee-Chattanooga.

That's a stark contrast to last year, when quarterback Keith Nichol was the only true freshman to see the field, underscoring the talent and depth of the 2008 recruiting class.