Less than two weeks after suffering a season-ending tear of his anterior cruciate ligament, senior fullback Trey Millard has been at practice this week as the Sooners prepare for Baylor.
“He's involved heavily,” quarterback Blake Bell said. “He's out there during practice breaking us down and he's out there riding around in his little cart and staying with us. He listens to the calls and he's still out there with us.”
Millard has been spending plenty of time talking with Aaron Ripkowski and Brannon Green, the two players who figure to take on the majority of Millard's multiple roles.
Sooner coach Bob Stoops said OU could change things up in other ways rather than just subbing in Ripkowski or Green in the same sets that Millard was used in.
“We'll see,” Stoops said. “Why tip our hand how much we want to play in those sets? Or maybe we need to go to some other sets. We'll just have to see what we like when we get out there.”
FRANKS SETTLING IN ON OFFENSE
Co-offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach Jay Norvell said there wasn't much to moving Trey Franks back to offense.
“I said, ‘You wanna play offense?' He said, ‘Yeah,' and he just started practicing again,” Norvell said.
Franks moved back from defensive back to wide receiver before the Sooners' last game and saw action when Jaz Reynolds missed the game with an injury.
“We're just trying to squeeze everybody out of this roster, anybody that can help us in any way,” Norvell said. “Trey's played a lot of football on offense. He played a lot at wideout and he wanted to try defense and he went and tried it.”