The Norman Transcript

October 16, 2013

Heupel would like to use tight ends more, but options are limited

For the second straight year, OU's passing game lacks a tight end threat

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Through six games, Oklahoma still hasn’t used the tight end position as anything other than a blocker. Fullback Trey Millard lines up in the spot from time to time, but even he only has eight receptions this season.

“It’s just where we are,” offensive coordinator Josh Heupel said. “We want to have tight ends as a major part of what we’re doing — setting the edge. We’d like to have a guy that’s explosive as a vertical threat down the middle of the football field. It’s something that we’ve had here for a long time that we’ve missed here the last two years, just with some circumstances that happened inside of our program.”