Oklahoma football: Whether he carries the ball once or 10 times, Damien Williams just wants to win

Williams said: “I'm fine with 10. I'm fine with just one, as long as I get to go out there and help my team get the W.”
by Jason Kersey Published: October 3, 2012

“Just overall execution,” Stoops said. “That's what it always is. It's blocking; it's hitting the guy that's open. Precision in routes. Just a little bit of everything.

“I think there's a sense of urgency, but there's a big difference between a sense of urgency and consistency or execution. It's not for not wanting to.”

A quick Sooners score on their first drive could be a big boost in a hostile environment like Jones AT&T Stadium, where the crowd will play a big factor if the Red Raiders have early success.

“We've got to score quick,” junior center Gabe Ikard said. “Especially going into a hostile environment like this, the quicker you get on them, the better it is in regards to keeping the crowd out of it and keeping their energy on the sideline down.”

TUBERVILLE EXPECTING DIFFERENT SOONERS THAN LAST YEAR

Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville talked this week about last season, when his squad raided Norman and left a 41-38 winner.

The Red Raiders exposed OU's secondary; the game foreshadowed problems that would also plague the Sooners in their loss at Baylor.

“Last year, we caught them in a couple of situations on our screen pass,” Tuberville said. “We were able to get a couple of deep routes on them. We had a few draw plays that worked. One of those nights where it looked like everything worked on both sides.

“That was last year. This year, coming up, we'll get a different football team in terms of motivation from Oklahoma.”

QUOTABLE

Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, when asked if the conference-wide offensive surge is all Mike Leach's fault:

“There's a lot of innovative minds out there. They've got too much time on their hands. They need to pick up some hobbies or something.”


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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