WOODS, KNIGHT REESTABLISHING CHEMISTRY
As true freshmen during the 2012 season, quarterback Trevor Knight and wide receiver Derrick Woods developed a great on-field relationship while playing on the scout team together.
Knight and Woods played together so well, in fact, that the duo were named co-Scout Team Players of the Year.
Knight became the Sooners’ starting quarterback in 2013 as a redshirt freshman, while Woods struggled to get much playing time behind an experienced group of wideouts that included Jalen Saunders, Lacoltan Bester, Jaz Reynolds and Sterling Shepard.
Woods did come up with a big catch from Knight in the Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama, though, and said he and Knight are working to rebuild that chemistry this spring.
“It took a minute to get us back warm, but we're gradually getting there, so hopefully by the season we're all the way back in twine,” Woods said.
“Its a little bit maturity but it’s like somebody going into to take a trig class that doesn’t have any idea what trig is all about. I mean, you just don’t learn it in day one. You don’t learn it in Day 5 or Day 10. You’ve got to be in those practices, and you’ve got to study over and over and over. That’s what he’s been able to do. In the past, he’s helped us on scout team while we’ve had other players who were very solid and consistent. We didn’t need him at the time, but he’s shown us he can be a productive player, somebody that we can count on.”
Cale Gundy, Sooners running backs coach, on the progression of sophomore running back Alex Ross.