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 Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35