Head Coach Bob Stoops spoke Monday at the press conference about Samaje Perine and his wide variety of abilities on the football field. Stoops highlighted Perine’s abilities by discussing his abilities to slide into holes, as well as make his way out of them. Perine is able to absorb the hits just like he is able to give them out to the other team.
Perine became a spotlight player for the Sooners this time last year against the West Virginia Mountaineers. He rushed for 244 yards and accounted for four touchdowns. Perine might be able to do it again, but it is about challenging the Mountaineers defensive line. The Sooners are bringing out a younger offensive line this year, so we will have to see if the sophomore running back is ready for the challenge.