NORMAN — After coaching 10 seasons, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops now favors a playoff. “I’ve come full circle. Anymore, I can see (the argument), whether we’ll get to it or not,” Stoops said Tuesday during his weekly press conference. “Just with the differences in non-conference scheduling, whether you have some difficult games or some people don't. And then the strengths of different conferences. Some conferences don’t have a championship game, others do.” Stoops’ Sooners, which play at Texas A&M on Saturday, compete in the toughest division in college football. The Big 12 South boasts four teams in the Top 10. That’s a contrast to other teams, like undefeated Penn State, which has an easier path to the BCS national championship game because of a weaker schedule. “I'm with you guys,” Stoops said. “Anymore, I'm for (a playoff). "That's something, though, I still see, timing-wise, with the schedule and number of games, it's still going to be difficult to put together." Here were some of the other talking points from Stoops’ press conference: On if he feels that OU has to collect style points: “I think that has been the case for quite a while now. It’s the style points of when you’re playing, who you’re playing and where you’re playing. All of that matters. Some people take that into consideration.” On Texas A&M's Jorvorskie Lane losing carries: “He is still a strong, physical presence and has been used in both the halfback and fullback position. You just have to be aware of him while he is in there, but regardless of that, you just have to mind your gaps and be where you need to be to defend the play.” On the atmosphere at A&M’s Kyle Field: “It’s always exciting. They have an excellent stadium and an excellent tradition with their cadets. It’s an interesting tradition with all of the different calls that they have. I sit around before the game and pay attention to them and try to figure out what it is that they are doing. They all seem to know, so more power to them. You have to give credit to them though, they do a good job with it.” On the impact of losing Auston English: “Well obviously it hurts; you don’t want to lose any of your starters. Auston is having an excellent year. It’s disappointing for us, and for him as well I’m sure. But in the end you just have to keep moving on. Frank Alexander, the only thing that gives you a great feeling, he has been recognized as one of our players of the game or a guy who really had a positive impact on the game. Last week as well, a sack, two or three batted balls, a couple of pressures and some tackles for loss. So Frank will just have to step it up, and then the other guys in there have to come one and help as well.” On turnover margin: “It’s critical. We always talk about and emphasize being careful with the football, and protecting it. Whether you are on the road or at home it’s a big deal, and hopefully we can continue to do it.” On the creation of turnovers: “You know how it is. Some games you are going to get more than others. I think we either lead the league or are within one of the league lead in turnovers forced. I would say that we have done a fair job of it through nine games. We aren’t doing anything different, other than sometimes we are playing a little bit better or they aren’t.” On Texas A&M’s offense with coach Mike Sherman: “It is different from what they are doing a year ago. They mix their run and pass well with a lot of intermediate and control passing.” On if the 2000 game at Texas A&M, like the 2000 Nebraska game, is among his favorite memories: "It's probably right with it. That's when Torrance Marshall intercepts the ball and returns it for a touchdown and you're away from home in that environment and they can smell blood, that's when I made the comment, I said, 'Boys, we can't lose. It's just not going to happen.' That's where that feeling, from then on, the rest of the year, it was that way, that no matter what, we're going to figure out a way to win."