Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said last week that fans should “get on board” with tweeting at potential recruits.
Saturday morning, though, OU's official football Twitter account sent out a message clarifying the comment.
“Stoops: Comment in Dallas on Twitter wasn't meant literally. Reminder — NCAA prohibits fan contact (with) prospects in person, via phone, online,” the tweet read.
Stoops' comments Tuesday came while discussing the difficulty of enforcing such rules.
“In today's world, once things get rolling, it's not stopping,” he said then.
MILLARD PRAISES RECEIVERS
Oklahoma senior fullback Trey Millard was asked last week about young players who might contribute in 2013.
Millard pointed to the Sooners' wide receiver corps, specially sophomore Sterling Shepard.
“Sterling Shepard continues to come on as a guy who goes from a freshman to a guy … he contributed quite a bit as a freshman, but now he is a guy who can be a serious player and a very good player,” Millard said. “Jalen (Saunders) has continued to improve, and Trey Metoyer and some guys that have been around for a year or two are really coming into their own.”
Shepard, a former Heritage Hall standout, caught 47 passes as a true freshman for 640 yards and three touchdowns in 2012.
IKARD: KNIGHT ‘MOST ATHLETIC' OF OU'S QUARTERBACKS
Oklahoma's quarterback battle was a frequent topic of conversation at last week's Big 12 Media Days, and while junior Blake Bell remains the favorite to win the job, senior center Gabe Ikard reserved some high praise for redshirt freshman Trevor Knight.
“He's the most athletic of three,” Ikard said. “He puts up crazy numbers in the weight room with the agility and speed stuff. It probably has a lot to do with it. He's very good at throwing on the run. He makes quick decisions and is a smart football player.
“He's very dedicated to learning the game when it comes to the film room and stuff like that. Whether he's playing now or later, he has a bright future ahead of him. He's a very talented athlete and a great guy.”
MILLARD COULD SEE EVEN MORE TOUCHES
Stoops was asked at Media Days whether some of the touches that went to high-profile receivers Kenny Stills and Justin Brown last season could find their way into Millard's hands this season.
“Trey, you're getting 150 more plays this year,” Stoops yelled to Millard, who was sitting in the next booth. “You're getting all those balls that Kenny and Justin caught.”
Stoops was joking, but later said some of those touches could go Millard's way.
“I don't want to totally discard that because the receiver position is different,” Stoops said. “But it is fair to say if certain plays to him are working well, that could happen to a degree.”
Millard had 58 touches last season after having 34 as a sophomore.
Stoops said he had to be careful to make sure Millard got a breather from time to time.
“When you watch him play on plays he isn't carrying, he's knocking the heck out of somebody or chasing someone,” Stoops said. “He does need spelled out of the game.”