ESPN Big 12 beat writer Jake Trotter reported on Jan. 4 that Trey Millard will return to the Oklahoma Sooners for his senior season in 2013. The news broke in the press conference after the Texas A&M Aggies embarrassed the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl, 41-13.
Millard said earlier in the week that he wasn't sure of whether he would register for the NFL Draft or not. He said that early grades did not have him going in the first three rounds, and fullback's draft ranks rarely change between their junior and senior seasons.
The biggest perk to coming back is to guarantee at least one more year of competitive football play. Fullback is a position used rarely in the NFL, so once Millard leaves college, there is a chance he won't get many touches in a professional career.
Millard also said that some coaches claimed he would get more touches in 2013 at Oklahoma. This is very intriguing because the Sooners might need to change up their offense. Blake Bell is a more mobile quarterback than Landry Jones and won't have the 500-yard passing games that OU fans are used to.
This could mean more running plays and a more option look to the Sooners' offense to capitalize on Bell's strengths. That could mean a major boost for the rushing attack, and more looks for someone with Millard's skill set.
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