From Sooner Report at www.soonersports.com
As former Niceville High School running back Roy Finch has worked from the slot position during the University of Oklahoma football team’s preseason camp, he's had to literally think outside the box.
"There's more opportunities at the slot where you get the ball in your hands and there's one guy around you," Finch said. "Everybody else is spread out maybe 10 or 15 yards away from you. At running back, it's more everything is in a closed box. You have to work your way through. It's been fun. I've been working hard and trying to make plays."
Finch recorded 44 receptions for 345 yards out of the backfield in his first two years at OU, but is ready to make those plays in a different area.
"You can watch a lot of film, but until you actually get out there and do it yourself, it's a different speed and you have to work," Finch said. "You have to really think out there on the field in the slot. I've been trying to just do the best that I can out there and just play ball."
OU co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell is excited about the qualities that Finch brings to the wide receiving corps.
"He's worked in there and he's done a good job," Norvell said. "He's still learning a lot. It's a lot different playing out on the perimeter than it is playing out of the backfield. But he has athletic ability, quickness and explosiveness. Those are all important things that we want to play at the receiver position.”