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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

Gabe Ikard's intelligence and ability to think fast also makes center a good spot for him moving forward, but also in OU's fast-paced offense.

“The center in that offense calls out all the blocking assignments,” Jim Ikard said. “They run up to the line, he gets over the ball and gets the call in. It's just got to happen real fast.”


Junior outside linebacker Corey Nelson was “a little bit out of whack” in the spring, linebackers coach Tim Kish said, but has come on strong in the fall and become a leader.

“He seems to be settling down; I think he's more focused this fall, which he needed to be,” Kish said. “He's providing us with some leadership out there, but he needs to keep improving like everybody else.”

Nelson started 11 games last season as a sophomore, recording 60 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

The linebacker group, with Nelson, senior Joseph Ibiloye and junior Tom Wort, doesn't return a whole lot of experience, but does include several exciting younger players, like redshirt freshman Frank Shannon, true freshman Eric Striker and sophomore Aaron Franklin.

“We just got to develop that position,” Kish said. “Competition has been good in there. We have to raise our game every day.”

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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