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Oklahoma football: Want more carries for Trey Millard? You're about to get your wish

NOTEBOOK — Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard is among the Sooners' best at many things. His position coach says we're about to find out what he can do with more carries.
by Jason Kersey Published: August 13, 2012


Junior Trey Millard is one of the Sooners' most important all-around offensive players. His wide range of roles includes blocking fullback, H-back, tight end and even featured back.

In last season's win at Kansas State, in one of just 24 carries all season, Millard busted off a 61-yard touchdown run. This year, running backs coach Cale Gundy said Millard will get even more opportunities to carry the ball.

“That's something we wanted to do, and we're doing that,” Gundy said. “The thing with Trey is, he's one of our best tight ends. He's also our best fullback, and he's also our best carrier. He's a hybrid. You have to find ways to get him touches.”


No one was more disappointed than Gabe Ikard for his close friend, senior Ben Habern, after his career was prematurely ended with lingering back and neck issues.

Ikard, a junior, played several games at center last year while Habern battled an arm injury and will move into the position full time this season.

Ikard's dad, Jim, though, said he thinks Gabe's size and skills make center a better position for him as he looks toward a potential NFL career.

“The guards in the NFL are 6-4 or 6-5, and 330,” Jim Ikard said. “Most of the centers are about his size.”

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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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