OU notebook: Stoops says LSU earned No. 1 rating

BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: September 26, 2011

OU coach Bob Stoops said LSU has earned the No. 1 ranking following wins over three nationally ranked teams — Oregon, Mississippi State and West Virginia. Several OU players said their focus is preparing week to week.

“The rankings don't mean anything to us,” said cornerback Demontre Hurst. “Like I always say, focus on the process, worry about the team we're getting ready to play, get better and move forward.

“The rankings are the rankings. You can't change them, do anything about it. The best thing for us is we just have to get better.”

DURANT, JEFFERSON TWITTER WAR

Thunder star Kevin Durant tweeted LSU > OU on Monday, which led to a back-and-forth tweeter war with Sooner nickel back Tony Jefferson.

Jefferson responded: “Kevin durant. Please stop talking trash about the sooners. You play in Oklahoma. Regardless if you went to Texas. We support u #jerk. L”

Durant's final two tweets on the subject:

“I Love Oklahoma City! I can't wait to get back.”

“OK, I'm sorry for “dissing” OU. I do live n Oklahoma so ima just keep my mouth shut on that... I love yall in OK. Hope yall love me back.”

STEVENS STILL HOBBLED

Kicker Jimmy Stevens remains sidelined by a strained quadriceps muscle. Redshirt freshman Michael Hunnicutt attempted the Sooners' only field goal attempt and all five PATs in a 38-28 win over Missouri.

“Jimmy is still injured,” Stoops said. “I'm very pleased with what Michael did. I believe Michael is just going to continue to get better and better. Until Jimmy is healed that's how it will be.”

Will Stevens regain the job when healthy?

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