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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

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.”


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.

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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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