Sam Bradford practiced again Wednesday, but coach Bob Stoops said no decision had been made on the injured quarterback’s status for Oklahoma’s game against Miami. Bradford continued to take snaps and throw on Wednesday. Oklahoma coaches won’t be available for comment until after Saturday’s game, but Stoops said an announcement could come later this week.
SOONERS WANT A ‘FISTFIGHT’Brigham Young defensive end Jan Jorgensen said he wanted to turn the Cougars’ game with the Sooners into a streetfight, and if they did, they would win. Although criticized for his comments, Jorgensen could have said, "I told you so,” plenty of times after the Cougars pulled the upset. Now, Oklahoma defensive ends coach Chris Wilson is trying out the metaphor. "We need to make this thing a fistfight, because I know they will,” Wilson said. "It’ll be a physical, good, old-fashioned ballgame.” Miami played poorly against the best defense it had faced this season, Virginia Tech. Quarterback Jacory Harris completed just nine of his 25 passes, and the Hurricanes managed only 209 yards of offense for seven points. "We’re going to be as physical as we can be,” Wilson said.
CHANGE OF ADDRESSThe Sooners won’t be staying at the Fontainbleau in Miami, where they stayed for the national title game in January. Instead, they’ll shack up at Shula’s Hotel and Resort, part of a string of businesses with legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula’s name attached. Shula’s is much closer to Land Shark Stadium, where Saturday’s game will be played. "We’re not going to be down there a week,” said coach Bob Stoops.
TICK-TOCKMiami’s team Web site features a countdown clock, prompting some to wonder if the Sooners had drawn the dreaded preseason calendar circle from the Hurricanes. Dismissing the notion, Stoops wasn’t going to be outdone by the speed demons from South Beach. "Well, we’ve got a countdown clock, too. You just haven’t seen it. It’s in the indoor (practice facility),” Stoops said. "Our guys are anxious about the game, definitely.”