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April 18, 2010

Musil may work for Sooners beyond Saturday

NORMAN — The last time we thought we saw something that really mattered at the Red-White Game we couldn’t have been more wrong.

John Blake instructed that great offensive mind Joe Dickinson to bring back the bone and for one spring Saturday, Brandon Daniels and the boys ran wild. Too bad it was a fraud, instituted by frauds, run against a fradulent defense.

The Bob Stoops era has produced boring spring game after boring spring game. None, however, have been terribly misleading. Should that trend remain intact, Oklahoma fans haven’t seen the last of Marshall Musil.

He’s a 6-2, 218-pound redshirt freshman from La Crosse, Kan., and couldn’t have been more anonymous prior to Saturday.

He carried the ball 29 times for 92 yards. When was the last time anybody carried the ball 29 times on the same day at Owen Field?

Just when you thought it was a clear case of abusing the unknown kid from Kansas, Musil broke a 47-yard run.

“I was waiting for that one,” Musil said. “I was hoping it would be closer to the goal line, because if it was going to be on the opposite 20, I knew somebody was going to catch me.”

Who caught him?

“I think it was Lamar Harris,” Musil said. “I got a good look. I got a stiffarm on him, so I could kind of see who it was.”

DeMarco Murray was held out of the spring game and Jermie Calhoun is nicked up and Mossis Madu played with the White team, leaving Musil for the Red, so maybe things had to fall into place for Musil to get his shot.

On the other hand, he wasn’t completely anonymous coming out of LaCrosse High. Rivals ranked him the No. 4 prospect in Kansas. SuperPrep ranked him No. 82 overall in the Midlands region. Of course, far more important than any of that, Musil has an advocate in Bob Stoops.

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