OU running backs coach Cale Gundy said junior Brennan Clay is like former Sooner Chris Brown because “you know what you're going to get.”
Brown, who was at OU from 2006 to 2009, rushed for 2,923 yards and 42 touchdowns during his college career. He started just 14 games during that time, often splitting backfield duties with guys like Adrian Peterson, Allen Patrick and DeMarco Murray.
“Brennan's one of those guys where you know what you're going to get,” Gundy said, making sure to stress that he isn't necessarily comparing their styles of play.
“He's like a Chris Brown to us as coaches, in the sense that you know what you're going to get from Brennan. When Chris went out there, you knew what you were going to get.”
In his first two OU seasons, Clay has averaged 3.6 yards per carry and scored just one touchdown. Gundy said he's been a victim of the high expectations placed on players these days.
“I think sometimes we get carried away and think everybody needs to be a four-year All-American,” Gundy said. “You come around here, and play at a place like Oklahoma for two or three years, that's pretty dang good.”
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Sophomore guard Adam Shead, who started five games last season while other linemen were injured, is back in the lineup because of preseason injuries to Ben Habern and Tyler Evans.