Bob Stoops said he and his coaches have talked about getting Damien Williams the ball more.
But apparently Stoops hasn't talked to Williams about it.
“No, he hasn't told me that personally,” Williams said Tuesday when asked about Stoops' comments.
“I feel like I'm ready. If not, I don't think he would say that.”
Williams leads the Sooners with 293 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the season, but he only received 10 carries in OU's Sept. 22 loss to Kansas State.
Senior Dominique Whaley started the K-State game and is still listed as the first-team back on OU's depth chart.
“I'm fine with 10 (carries),” Williams said. “I'm fine with just one, as long as I get to go out there and help my team get the W.”
When asked if he feels like he's competing for carries with Whaley and junior Brennan Clay, Williams said he doesn't.
“We're all just working as a team,” Williams said. “Nobody's fighting for this; nobody's fighting for that. We embraced everything.
“We're actually doing fine. Some people probably think otherwise, but we're actually really close.”
OU OFFENSE NEEDS QUICKER STARTS
Oklahoma's offensive players and coaches agree: The Sooner offense has got to score points faster in games than it has.
Through three games, the only points OU has scored on its opening drives came in the Sept. 22 loss to Kansas State, when the Sooners drove down the field and settled for a Michael Hunnicutt field goal.
Against UTEP and Florida A&M, the offense didn't earn any points on its first series.
Against Kansas State, Landry Jones' errant throw — intended for tight end Brannon Green — cost the Sooners what almost surely would've been an opening-drive touchdown.
“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.”
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.”