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OU football notebook: Running back Damien Williams, wide receiver Lacoltan Bester suspended

The seniors will miss Saturday's game at Kansas State for violating team rules.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: November 20, 2013

photo - Oklahoma’s Damien Williams, left, tries to get past Notre Dame’s Bennett Jackson on Saturday.  Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma’s Damien Williams, left, tries to get past Notre Dame’s Bennett Jackson on Saturday. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Waters is the better passer — he's thrown for 1,690 yards and 10 touchdowns — while Sams is the better runner. He's rushed for a team-high 785 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.

“You can see them becoming more comfortable, and their roles on the team are a little bit more defined,” said OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops. “Their confidence as players has obviously picked up. We all understand how important the quarterback position is for any team, and certainly those guys having two really good ones can execute a lot of his offense. It's pretty unique.”


OU special teams coordinator Jay Boulware, on the strength of seniors Jalen Saunders and Roy Finch in the kick-return game. Lots of teams have chosen to kick away from them to limit return opportunities.

“We have probably two of the best specialists that I've had the privilege of coaching. Both of those kids have done a phenomenal job. … When you've got a team willing to give up 10, 15, 20 yards or whatever it is in field position because they don't want that guy to touch it and go to the house, that's just as good as a return sometimes.”


by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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