OU notebook: Kevin Wilson says offense is almost there

BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, dubben@opubco.com Modified: October 16, 2009 at 8:30 am •  Published: October 16, 2009
After scoring just 33 points against Baylor despite almost 600 yards of offense, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson told his offense in the postgame locker room that they were close. Maybe not close to scoring 60 points in five consecutive games like it did last season, but close to being where Wilson wanted.

"You’re never going to play perfect, but you’re trying to minimize the self-inflicted wounds. We’ve been close, but offensively we’ve shot ourselves in the foot too much,” Wilson said. "We’re close, we’re gaining on it.”

Spreading it around
Though Texas receiver Jordan Shipley is Colt McCoy’s most headline-worthy target, he’s by far not the Heisman candidate’s only target.

Dan Buckner, a 6-4 sophomore, has 33 receptions for the Longhorns and more touchdowns than Shipley, with four.

"They’ve plugged him in a little different position,” said Oklahoma secondary coach Bobby Jack Wright. "He’s a guy in the red zone they’re definitely going to, but they’re using him a lot in their passing game, their underneath stuff, their dump-offs.”

Junior James Kirkendoll also has 17 receptions for 187 yards and a touchdown for the Longhorns, including 102 in Texas’ win over Wyoming.



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