“We’ve talked, and it was obvious, we’ve brought up that we want to get Damien more carries and more opportunities,” Stoops said.
On Tuesday, Williams said no coaches had told him his workload was going to increase, but he was ready for it.
“I feel like I’m ready. I don’t think he would say that if he didn’t think I was ready,” he said.
Thin red line: Freshman receiver Trey Metoyer has had a problem with running out of bounds on deep routes. Receivers coach Jay Norvell said there were actually red lines painted on OU’s practice field over the last two weeks to remind Metoyer of how close he is the out-of-bounds line.
“He’s young, he’s excited and he wants to make plays,” Norvell said. “He just has to have better awareness of where he’s at on the field.”
Metoyer has 10 catches for 90 yards this season.
Panic expected: OU offensive coordinator Josh Heupel wasn’t surprised by the delirium caused by OU’s loss to Kansas State or the reaction to quarterback Landry Jones’ slow start.
“This is Oklahoma. People are going to freak out any time you lose,” he said. “That’s why you want to play at a place like this. That’s why you want to coach at a place like this. The fans care about it and they’re passionate about it. Their expectations are up. Trust me, nobody’s expectations are higher for our performance on the field than the guys in this room every single day.”