Practice report (08-24-09)
Today, the Sooners began their first day of classes, and Bob Stoops said everyone reported to class and picked up their books.
But the best news of the day was the return of a 100-percent Ben Habern to the practice field at center. Habern has been battling a recurring muscle flare-up in his back for the last three weeks.
“I’m full go,” he said. “The back feels fine.”
Brody Eldridge, however, continued to work on the offensive line at center/guard, and said he wasn’t sure if he would playing there or at tight end come Sept. 5. I think much of it will hinge on how quickly Habern returns to form. But if he comes back strong, count on Eldridge moving back to tight end in the coming days.
* WR coach Jay Norvell said soph. Dejuan Miller has made several plays of late and is making a strong push for playing time in a crowded WR rotation.
* Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said true freshman Tyler Evans will play this season on the offensive line and will not redshirt. The other two true freshmen who have a chance of playing are WR Jaz Reynolds and QB Drew Allen, though neither is definite one way or the other. Fullback Marshall Musil and tight end Gabe Ikard have both looked really good, Wilson said, but both will redshirt. Wilson, however, said if he needed him, he would feel comfortable playing Ikard this season.
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