Coaches bid a probable farewell to Oklahoma's Peterson

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 4:42 am
By: News On 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) He's the closest thing to Barry Sanders that Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says he's ever seen.

Iowa State's Dan McCarney called him ``truly an amazing football player.''

To Texas coach Mack Brown, he's one of the best running backs ever.

Now, Adrian Peterson is probably finished as a college football player. But the coaches he had bedeviled with his speed, power and shiftiness were full of praise after the Oklahoma star broke his collarbone on Saturday.

Peterson was at the end of a 53 yard touchdown run in #20 Oklahoma's 34-9 victory over Iowa State when he was hurt.

The best case scenario is that the talented junior, the first Oklahoma back to amass 3,000 yards rushing in his first two seasons, might get back in time for a bowl game.