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OU football notebook: Dejuan Miller tapping his potential

Oklahoman Modified: October 12, 2009 at 10:55 am •  Published: October 12, 2009
Miller tapping his potential
Dejuan Miller didn’t practice like a starter before Ryan Broyles suffered a fractured shoulder. When Broyles did go down, vs. Miami, sophomore Miller sensed opportunity. A good week of practice put him on the field, and he caught five of Sam Bradford’s passes for 67 yards.

"What we’ve seen is an immature guy that doesn’t prepare in a consistent fashion,” said offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. "Last week, he was a different young man.”

Miller showed, for the first time in a game, the play that made one Oklahoma cornerback compare him to NFL star Larry Fitzgerald during preseason camp. His 37-yard reception in the third quarter followed a 10-yard catch. Miller had more receiving yards on one play than he’d had in his entire career before suiting up against Baylor.

"He’s definitely got size, ability, hands,” Wilson said. "The opportunity’s here for him now. Hopefully, that was not a flash in the pan.”

No update was given on offensive lineman Brian Simmons and safety Quinton Carter. Both players suffered knee injuries in Saturday’s win over Baylor. Carter was roaming the sideline after his injury, but Simmons was helped off the field by a pair of trainers.

Miller tapping his potential

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