Obama sends condolences to BradfordPresident 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 StoopsOklahoma 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 yetContrary 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. No start time has been determined, and it’s doubtful that will change until summer at the earliest.
Stoops optimistic about RB MurrayStoops said Wednesday that he is "more optimistic" about running back DeMarco Murray’s chances of playing Saturday. Murray missed OU’s last game against Kansas with a sprained ankle. "DeMarco practiced more today,” Stoops said.
Competitive eating comes to NormanMajor League Eating will visit Norman on Saturday. The world governing body of competitive eating will hold the first-ever "Billy Sims BBQ Rib-Eating Championship” outside Owen Field at 3:30 p.m.
QuotableJunior cornerback Dominique Franks, on what he told Oklahoma’s other corner, Brian Jackson, after returning an interception 85 yards against Kansas for a touchdown: "He’ll say I get all the lucky picks, like on screens and I’m just like, ‘Man, you gotta have a bit of speed to be able to outrun a quarterback.’” Jackson intercepted Texas quarterback Colt McCoy late in the fourth quarter, but was tackled by McCoy. BY DAVID UBBEN