Stephen Johnson went a week without taking a snap until he was forced into action Saturday against Austin Peay. Dealing with a swollen left knee, Johnson was efficient until the offense put the game out of reach.
This morning Stoops reassured the BBN by revealing that Johnson’s knee looked “fine” during a Sunday treatment session. On his weekly call-in show, Stoops said Johnson returned to practice today and is expected to get more reps throughout the week.
Even though they only wanted to use Stephen “in case of emergency” against Austin Peay, Stoops was happy to see his starter receive some live reps ahead of a tough road test against Louisville.
“The nice thing about him having to play in that game, he got confidence,” Stoops said. “He was ready at that moment, and he played and did a very good job. Now he has some confidence on him.”