In his post game press conference, following Oklahoma’s 45-40 victory over Texas, Bob Stoops announced the the Sooners would be without junior corner Michiah Quick for six weeks. “Michiah will be out six weeks with an MCL sprain, so it won’t require surgery, but it will require time,” Stoops said. Ahmad (Thomas) took a knee to the helmet, so he’ll have to be evaluated through the week.”
Quick, a native of Fresno, California, made the transition from receiver to cornerback after the spring and seemed to have locked down the starting corner position opposite of Jordan Thomas. He played well last week at TCU and had a sure pick-6 that was dropped early in the first quarter against Texas.
Texas looked to have intentionally gone after Michiah Quick on that play. They went right in his direction after he left game.
— SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) October 8, 2016
Bob Stoops said that he didn’t believe the injury occurred on an illegal play but that he did want to see what the league had to say about it.
In Quick’s absence, true freshman Jordan Parker filled in and recorded four tackles. Parker, also a California native, was rated as the nation’s #17 corner coming out of high school last year. He had offers from Tennessee, USC, and UCLA in addition to Oklahoma.
I would bet that Parker remains the starter and will have the opportunity to “grow up on the job” but it makes an already troubled position even more thin for the Sooners.
Six weeks would put Quick back the week of Bedlam.