Chat wrap: Trey Millard's role in 2012
SoonerNation writer Jake Trotter chatted with readers on Monday about Oklahoma football and recruiting. Here's the full transcript. If you didn't get your question answered, send it to Jake's mailbag.
Here are a few highlights from the chat:
Damien (Seminole, OK): Who will have the most impact on the defensive side of the ball this season?
Jake Trotter: In other words, who will be OU's best defensive player? I'll go with Tony Jefferson, just ahead of CBs Demontre Hurst and Aaron Colvin. The secondary should be one of Stoops' best. Should be.
Paul (Oklahoma): How do you see the Sooners using Trey Millard this year? More of a blocker or a runner?
Jake Trotter: Why not both? Millard averaged two carries a game last season. If I was calling the plays, that number would be like 5. He averaged 7 yards a carry. Obviously his forte is blocking, and he's one of the best blocking fullbacks in the country. You have to use him that way. But I give him the ball more than twice a game.
Jerry (Charleston, WVa.): Hey Jake. Many around the Mountain State feel the Big 12 title could come down to WVU and OU. What do you think will be the keys to the game for both teams? Thanks.
Jake Trotter: I married into a family that is half Buckeye/half Mountaineer, and they're already chirping about the same thing. I agree, but don't let them know I think that. As for the early keys, I predict they will be: 1) How does OU handle the hostile atmosphere? 2) How does the OU secondary deal with Holgersen's scheme? 3) Which QB plays better.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
Final Illinois 18 Louisiana Tech 35 Final Rutgers 40 North Carolina 21 Final North Carolina State 34 UCF 27
Final Cincinnati 17 Virginia Tech 33 Final 15 Arizona State 36 Duke 31 Final Miami (FL) 21 South Carolina 24 Final/OT Boston College 30 Penn State 31 Final Nebraska 42 24 USC 45
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State