Oklahoma football: WR Sterling Shepard has a 'special feel' at slot receiver

Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops met with the media prior to Saturday's season opener vs. UTEP. Here is a look at what Stoops had to say.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 27, 2012 at 11:30 am •  Published: August 27, 2012
Sterling Shepard is at the top of a long list of freshmen Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops expects to play and immediately contribute for the Sooners.

Stoops, speaking at his weekly press conference, brought up Shepard unsolicited and said the freshman out of Heritage Hall had a "special feel" at the slot receiver position. Shepard is listed as Kenny Stills' backup at that position.

Other freshman Stoops indicated would play were Trey Metoyer (WR), Durron Neal (WR), Taylor McNamara (TE), Ty Darlington (OL), Gary Simon (DB), Charles Tapper (DL), Michael Onuoha (DL), Eric Striker (LB) and Zack Sanchez (DB).

The Sooners open the season Saturday at UTEP. Kickoff is set for 9:30 p.m.

Here is a look at what else Stoops had to say during his press conference and our coverage team's analysis:



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