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Oklahoma’s Michiah Quick to miss time with MCL sprain

31 December 2015: Oklahoma Sooners Wide Receiver Michiah Quick (16) on the field during the NCAA College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl game between the Clemson Tigers and the Oklahoma Sooners at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire)
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Oklahoma Sooners’ junior cornerback Michiah Quick suffered a sprained MCL during Saturday afternoon’s win over the Texas Longhorns in the Red River Showdown. The injury is expected to keep him out for six weeks.

Prior to leaving the game after what will be deemed a controversial hit, Quick had defended one pass.

A wide receiver for his first two seasons on campus in Norman, Quick just made the switch to defense this season. A former four-star recruit as a wide receiver in the 2014 recruiting class, he made 25 catches as a freshman in 2014, leading the team in their bowl game with seven receptions. He would reel in just nine catches last season as a sophomore, precipitating the move from the offensive side of the ball to defense.

A 5-11, 190-pound recruit out of Central East High School in Fresno, California, Quick chose Oklahoma over programs such as Alabama, USC, Oregon and Notre Dame, where he also took official visits prior to his commitment.

Starting opposite Jordan Thomas at the cornerback spot, Quick is backed up by true freshman Parrish Cobb, but true freshman Parnell Motley will also be in the mix to take over in his place.

The Sooners will be able to celebrate beating their fiercest rival on Saturday 45-40, and salvaging their season all at once, as they moved to 3-2. They lost two of their first three games against Houston and Ohio State, making them a long shot to return to the College Football Playoff. They only play one team currently ranked the remainder of the season when they take on the Baylor Bears.

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