White on quite a run

Updated: September 10, 2003, 2:50 PM ET
By Mark Wangrin | Special to
Oklahoma didn't want to pin its offensive hopes on quarterback Jason White, given his two major knee surgeries in the last two years, but the Sooners are finding White to be better than expected.

White, who once relied on his feet to get out of trouble at the first sign of pressure, has become more patient in the pocket and has become and efficient drop-back passer (21 of 35, 259 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions against Alabama).

"I don't know that in the opportunities he's had in the previous years he's been that comfortable,'' said coach Bob Stoops. "I think that's maturity. I believe he looks a lot better than he did before he was injured. I don't think many people will argue with me at this point."