Chat wrap: Sterling Shepard's potential
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:
Jake Trotter: I'm not sure we'll ever see another Ryan Broyles. But Shepard has the potential to be an effective player out of the slot. He's shifty, good in finding open space, good hands -- a natural for that position. With Trey Metoyer basically solidifying a starting role, it will be difficult for either Shepard or Neal to start -- but both have a chance to play big roles in the passing game.
Josh (Louisville, KY): Outside of Landry Jones, who is the most draftable on our roster for '13 and where do you see them being taken?
ScubaStevieDoobieDoodoo (Norman): JT, Our competition this year looks to be WVU and maybe Texas. Who else will play us tough enough to make it interesting?
Jake Trotter: There has never been as many teams capable of winning the Big 12 as there will be this season. K-State has Collin Klein back at QB, OSU should still score a ton of points even with the freshman QB, TCU has an underrated offense. All three of those teams, plus WV and maybe Tech will be tough outs.
Rainy_Daze (Norman): Any chance Danzel Williams earns some snaps this year, without injuries? Which RB has the best season for OU?
Jake Trotter: I doubt he gets more than spot carries. Too many others ahead of him on the depth chart (Dominique Whaley, Damien Williams, Roy Finch, Brennan Clay). Factor in the Belldozer and Trey Millard getting his 4-5 carries a game, and I just don't see where Danzel fits in, barring injury to somebody.
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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