Sooners Spring Practice Notes: Stoops Says Jones Still Improving


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


Originally Published: Mar 30, 2011 12:12 AM CDT

Stephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- The Oklahoma Sooners wrapped up another spring practice Tuesday, featuring Dejuan Millers on the field for the first time since last fall.

The wide-receiver suffered a torn meniscus last October, but coaches seemed impressed by his recovery and effort in practice.

“He was finally back today and showed up and did some things. He looked good,” head coach Bob Stoops said. “We’ve been holding him out of a lot of team stuff?he looks good.”

Also impressive in practice were the underclassmen on the offensive line. Junior Ben Habern’s seen how versatile and willing some of the young blood has been in practice.

“They’re good players, they’re young,” Habern said. “They still have to get used to our system, how fast we go.”

Habern also said his O-line needs to clean up some areas before the season starts, particularly focusing on becoming more consistent.

Stoops got a little rallied up when asked if quarterback Landry Jones has reached the point of “mastery of play calling.”

“Are you kidding me?” Stoops asked. “There’s always improvement and he’s making it. He works hard, but he’s a long, long way from a finished product.”

Stoops apologized after his quick reaction to the question, but reaffirmed that Jones is as good as he was last year and continues to make progress and improvements.

Side note: Norman North graduate Bryce Easley left the team. There was no reason given for the kicker’s departure.