Caleb Williams Reflects On Experience as Backup QB at Oklahoma
Williams finished his freshman season with 1,912 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams took over the starting job from Spencer Rattler last season, and quickly rose to fame. Williams finished his freshman year with 1,912 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions in eight games played.
During an appearance on the Momentum podcast. Williams recalled the steps involved in moving from QB1 to the bench.
“I mean, I was fighting every day,” Williams said. “I love football. It was difficult to get up and go to the 6 a.m. ….workouts. It was horrible. It was horrible. It was horrible. Keep your eyes open. “
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“I kept going up to coach (Riley) and things like that and trying to talk to him and trying to figure out how to get on the field,” Williams said. “And he said, ‘Keep on going.’ I was determined to keep going. But, in that moment, it was hard to hear. “Obviously coach.” He was not saying it because he didn’t give me any pointers. I was doing a great, fine job.
” I could have done better at certain points, but everyone can do better. But I was doing a great, fine job. It was just like, “Keep going.” Make sure that I have the trust that if you get the shot, if you have the opportunity, you go in and I put you in, you don’t have to come back out.’ And that’s what I kept doing.”
Williams transferred to USC in February. He will begin his second season as a Trojan.
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