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Dominique Whaley hasn’t played in two games, but Bob Stoops says he’s ‘fine’

by Jason Kersey Published: October 29, 2012
Oklahoma senior Dominique Whaley has just one carry in the Sooners' last three games. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma senior Dominique Whaley has just one carry in the Sooners' last three games. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN
NORMAN — Senior running back Dominique Whaley has suited up for — but hasn’t appeared in — Oklahoma’s last two games.

Whaley burst onto the scene last year as a walk-on, earning four starts and rushing for 627 yards and nine touchdowns before a season-ending ankle injury at Kansas State.

He started OU’s first three games this season, but junior-college transfer Damien Williams passed him on the depth chart and has earned the last four starts.

Williams has scored seven touchdowns this season and leads OU with 581 rushing yards. Within OU’s first five games, he scored on runs of 65, 89 and 95 yards, the latter setting a Red River Rivalry record Oct. 13 in the Cotton Bowl.

Even junior backup Brennan Clay has gotten carries in the last two games, with Whaley standing on the sideline.

“He’s fine,” Stoops said when asked if Whaley’s ankle was still a problem. “He’s been doing well.

“I think some of the reason we’ve gone more with Damien is the success he’s had. Dom’s fine. He’s practicing. He’s as good as he can be.”

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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