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OU football notebook: President sends condolences to Sam Bradford

Oklahoman Modified: October 29, 2009 at 3:13 pm •  Published: October 29, 2009
OU NOTEBOOK
Obama sends condolences to Bradford
President Barack Obama named University of Oklahoma president David Boren co-chairman of his Intelligence Advisory Board on Wednesday and sent his condolences to OU’s injured Heisman winner, Sam Bradford, in his speech.

"I thank David for agreeing to serve in this capacity, even as he continues to lead the University of Oklahoma,” Obama said. "And we are sorry about (Sam) Bradford’s shoulder.”

Bradford underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. He won’t be able to play again this season, and announced on Sunday that he plans to enter the NFL Draft.

Snyder can’t surprise Stoops
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wasn’t among those surprised by Kansas State coach Bill Snyder’s return to Manhattan after a three-year retirement.

"Coach doesn’t do anything without it being very well thought out,” Stoops said. "Life changes. I guess for him he just felt the need to come back, and he’s healthy and heck, he’s able to do it. So he obviously felt it was what he wanted to do.”

Despite a pair of early losses to Louisiana-Lafayette and UCLA, Kansas State has won four of its last five games and sits atop the Big 12 North with a 3-1 conference record.

No Red River start time yet
Contrary to a report in Wednesday’s edition of the Dallas Morning News, next year’s Red River Rivalry game in Dallas is not scheduled to be played at night.