Sooners Spring Practice: Practice Helping Polish Team


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:18 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Mar 31, 2011 10:37 PM CDT

Stephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- The Oklahoma Sooners continue to polish their playing, as the team participated in another practice Thursday.

Bob Stoops said running back Brandon Williams had a great day on the gridiron.

“Williams had a huge day, just a hard playing guy,” head coach Bob Stoops said. “It’s exciting to see him. He’s got a ton of energy in the way he competes. For a young guy, he’s powerful and plays hard and he’s impressive.”

Wide receiver Dejuan Miller returned to the practice field for the first time Wednesday since October, when he tore his meniscus. He said his time spent on the sidelines has actually helped him improve.

“I don’t really feel like I lost a step. When you’re observing, when you’re watching for a long time, I think it makes you a better player,” Miller said. “When you actually see the play, when you see it develop, you get the full concept.”

Stoops commented on the progression of his team in the few weeks of practice they’ve held so far, and also mentioned some red shirt freshman who have worked hard to stand out.

“There’s a little more polish here this week than a week ago, which you’d expect,” Stoops said. “That’s what has to keep happening.”

Stoops’ Red Shirt Watch List: Justin McCay, Geneo Grissom, Aaron Franklin, Londell Taylor.