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December 21, 2012

Ready and rested

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“That injury really slowed me down,” Williams said. ”I couldn’t get as many reps in games that I wanted and I couldn’t get as many reps in practice that I needed. Things are getting better, and I really feel like I can get back in the flow of things.”

There’s still time for the bodies to heal before the 12th-ranked Sooners have to play again. Practices are currently geared toward younger players. OU won’t turn its full attention to its meeting with No. 10 Texas A&M in the AT&T Cotton Bowl until next week.

Adam Shead has been dealing with an injured ankle since OU’s second game. He didn’t miss any games, either. It’s been a tough season for many. Every player on OU’s offensive line limped off the field at some point this season. Stoops said that Daryl Williams is still questionable for the bowl game.

The rest, however, helped them feel better than they’ve felt in months.

“It was absolutely perfect for it to happen right when it did. It was perfect timing because, I mean everyone was hurting. When I say everybody, I mean everybody,” left guard Adam Shead said. “You can see the difference at practice. We have a whole team full of guys that feel rejuvenated and ready to go.”

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