Damien Williams should have a huge game Saturday night against UTEP. Here's why:
1. He's good. You don't recruit junior-college running backs to sit the bench. The OU staff has indicated Williams has pleased them in August drills.
2. Dom Whaley needs to be brought along slowly. The OU tailback is returning from a gruesome broken ankle suffered 10 months ago, and even if he's fully recovered, no reason to turn him into a workhorse.
3. The Sooners should try to establish the run against UTEP. The revamped offensive line, missing Ben Habern and Tyler Evans, needs to gain some confidence in the run game. No reason not to start with UTEP.
4. If Roy Finch is going to play mostly slot receiver and Trey Millard mostly fullback, the Sooners need a sidekick for Whaley. Williams is the best man for the job.