Running back Brandon Wegher, who transferred from Iowa to OU in the offseason, is no longer with the team, coach Bob Stoops said following Wednesday's practice.
"Yeah, he's not with us anymore," Stoops said. "That didn't last real long.
Wegher, who rushed for an Iowa freshman record eight touchdowns in 2009, left the Hawkeyes for “personal reasons” and later announced he would transfer.
He enrolled at OU as a walk-on but was going to have to sit out the upcoming season due to transfer rules.
“We've got a few backs as it is,” Stoops said, “so we'll be OK.”
TAKING IT EASY WITH BOX
The Sooners plan to be cautious this spring with starting middle linebacker Austin Box, whose career was nearly ended last year by a preseason back injury, which forced him to miss the first five games. Box has been sitting out OU's spring practices thus far.
“Austin has played a lot of football,” Stoops said .”I don't need to see him a whole lot in the spring. We're not going to be overzealous and risk losing him in the spring.”
MILLER FEELING GOOD
Roy Finch, Brennan Clay and now freshman Brandon Williams have Sooner fans elated about their future backfield.
But don't discount sophomore running back Jonathon Miller, who is finally healthy after undergoing season-ending knee injury to repair cartilage damage in his knee two seasons ago.
“I feel real good,” Miller said. “Best I've felt since the injury.”
Miller averaged 7.2 yards on 18 carries as a true freshman before going down with the injury midway through the season.
Miller tried to come back last season, but the knee was still bothering him.
“It was hurting me through two-a-days,” he said. So I decided to take the redshirt year and get it right.”
At 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, Miller is OU's biggest back and could be a valuable foil to scatbacks Finch and Clay.
“That's the good thing about our backfield,” Miller said. “We got guys who are quick twitch and guys that can run you over.”