Miller tapping his potentialDejuan Miller didn’t practice like a starter before Ryan Broyles suffered a fractured shoulder. When Broyles did go down, vs. Miami, sophomore Miller sensed opportunity. A good week of practice put him on the field, and he caught five of Sam Bradford’s passes for 67 yards. "What we’ve seen is an immature guy that doesn’t prepare in a consistent fashion,” said offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. "Last week, he was a different young man.” Miller showed, for the first time in a game, the play that made one Oklahoma cornerback compare him to NFL star Larry Fitzgerald during preseason camp. His 37-yard reception in the third quarter followed a 10-yard catch. Miller had more receiving yards on one play than he’d had in his entire career before suiting up against Baylor. "He’s definitely got size, ability, hands,” Wilson said. "The opportunity’s here for him now. Hopefully, that was not a flash in the pan.”
UNCERTAIN INJURIESNo update was given on offensive lineman Brian Simmons and safety Quinton Carter. Both players suffered knee injuries in Saturday’s win over Baylor. Carter was roaming the sideline after his injury, but Simmons was helped off the field by a pair of trainers. Wilson hadn’t met with head trainer Scott Anderson when he spoke to reporters on Sunday. Wilson did say freshman Tyler Evans has played through a sprained ankle this season.
LIMPING TO DALLAS?Texas might enter Saturday’s game without its two top tailbacks. Starter Vondrell McGee left the game in the second half with an injured left shoulder, and freshman Tre’ Newton left in the first half with a mild concussion. The two have alternated starts this year. McGee is considered day-to-day, and Newton will undergo evaluation during the week.
POLL WATCHINGA 33-7 win over Baylor at home produced mixed results from pollsters. Despite winning their Big 12 opener by nearly four touchdowns, the Sooners dropped from No. 19 to No. 20 in the media poll. Oklahoma jumped three spots in the coaches poll to No. 18 from No. 21.
SOONERS PICK UP OL COMMITOklahoma picked up an oral commitment Sunday in offensive tackle Daryl Williams. The 6-foot-5, 269-pound Williams, out of Corinth (Texas) Lake Dallas High School, chose the Sooners over Missouri. Williams is rated the No. 45 overall prospect from the state of Texas and OU’s fourth oral commitment on the offensive line for the class of 2010. BY DAVID UBBEN
Miller tapping his potential