November 5, 2007

Murray's QB role just beginning

When Kevin Wilson arrived at Oklahoma from Northwestern in 2001, it was expected the Sooners would usher in a new era of offense based around mobile quarterbacks and spread formations.

But after two years OU's offense hasn't quite taken on that run-and-gun personality Wilson displayed as offensive coordinator of his former Big 10 school. At least not until Demarco Murray lined up behind center against Texas A&M and ushered Oklahoma into the new era of offensive versatility displayed at other places such as Florida and Arkansas.

Murray's snaps from the quarterback position came as a surprise to everyone. The Sooners hadn't even hinted about the possibility of using Murray in this type of role leading up to their game with the Aggies.

The Sooners did spend one spring using wide receiver Antwone Savage as a quarterback early in the Stoops era, but that formation never made its way onto the field during the regular season.

But while the Sooners worked behind closed doors during the bye-week, Wilson approached Murray about the possibility of taking some snaps at quarterback.

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