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Oklahoma football: Which newcomer will have the biggest impact against UTEP?

POINT/COUNTERPOINT — Jason Kersey thinks receiver Trey Metoyer will turn in the biggest freshman performance Saturday, while Berry Tramel is banking on running back Damien Williams.
by Berry Tramel and Jason Kersey Published: August 31, 2012
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/articleid/3705968/1/pictures/1814579">Photo - Damien Williams. University of Oklahoma (OU) College Football 2012 mugshots.  Photo by Ty Russell
Damien Williams. University of Oklahoma (OU) College Football 2012 mugshots. Photo by Ty Russell

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.

by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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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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