Amaro a challenge for OU

OU nickelback Julian Wilson

OU coach Bob Stoops addressed the Tech offense and the latest with injuries in his final meeting with the press this week.

There is no bigger difference between Oklahoma and Texas Tech than at the tight end position. Texas Tech has one of the best ones in the country in Jace Amaro.

OU, technically, doesn't have a tight end with a reception this year. Lately fullbacks Aaron Ripkowski and Trey Millard have been playing the role.

OU coach Bob Stoops knows his defense will have its hands full Saturday trying to limit Amaro's touches and impact.

"He's just hard matchup," Stoops said. "He runs well. He has size. He's too quick, too good of a route runner for backers."

On the notion Amaro could be a first-round pick in the NFL Draft, Stoops said he could definitely see that being a possibility.

One of OU's biggest issues is its depth. Offensive guard Adam Shead and nickelback Julian Wilson both left last weekend and didn't return. Stoops gave the impression both will be back Saturday.

"He has been practicing more. I feel he'll be ready to go," said Stoops about Shead. "He's (Wilson) practiced the whole time. He's doing good."

OU, ranked No. 15 in the BCS, takes on 10th-ranked and undefeated Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon.

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