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Triple Option: More touches for Millard?

8/15/2012

Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.

1. ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting that Arlington, Texas, and New Orleans are the heavy favorites to host the new Champions Bowl, which will pit the SEC and Big 12 against each other starting in 2015. It would be a huge boon for most of the Big 12 to have a high-level bowl -- one that will be part of the national playoff semifinal rotation -- in their own backyard.

2. What an awesome person Austin Woods is. The Oklahoma deep snapper, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma this spring and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments while working out with the team this summer, has an amazing attitude for a kid put in a tough situation. Woods, on what he thought after he was diagnosed with cancer: "My first thought was, when can I play football again?"

3. Bob Stoops has talked about getting junior fullback Trey Millard more touches this season, but I'm not buying it. The Sooners already have a crammed backfield -- OU has already essentially moved Roy Finch to slot receiver -- and there just won't be many carries to give out to Millard. But, if the coaches are serious about this plan, why not give Blake Bell more options out of the Belldozer package? Short-yardage situations are what Millard is made for.

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