Several true freshmen to play
Coach Bob Stoops
said Friday he expects several true freshmen to play this season.
"There's a good number of them that will likely play,” Stoops said.
Among the names Stoops rattled off were wide receivers Jameel Owens
and Dejuan Miller
, offensive linemen Ben Habern
and Stephen Good
and safety Joseph Ibiloye
"There will be some others, too,” Stoops said.
Running backs Justin Johnson
and Jermie Calhoun
, defensive end R.J. Washington
, kicker Tress Way
, tight end James Hanna
and cornerback Lamar Harris
are other freshmen who could play next weekend in the opener against Tennessee-Chattanooga.
That's a stark contrast to last year, when quarterback Keith Nichol
was the only true freshman to see the field, underscoring the talent and depth of the 2008 recruiting class.