With Ikard hurt, Darlington to step in again

NORMAN, Okla. -- Ty Darlington arrived at Oklahoma last year hardly looking the part of a college offensive lineman. A high school sports hernia caused Darlington's weight to drop all the way down to the low 260s.

Though undersized, Darlington impressed during preseason practice with his technique and smarts. And when starting center Gabe Ikard suffered a concussion the week of Baylor in November, the true freshman filled in admirably.