Gabe Ikard understands Oklahoma fans
This week, Ikard was asked if this is the kind of week where the new guys learn that fans can be great but sometimes you have to turn them out. (It may come as a shock but not everyone in the Oklahoma locker room is jumping up and down that Sooners fans are hoping that Stoops benches starting quarterback Landry Jones.)
Growing up in the state of Oklahoma, Ikard knew how to handle the question.
“Hey that comes with losing in the state of Oklahoma,” Ikard said. “That’s just how it works around here. The thing we got to do is every guy in this building has to still believe in one antoher. You’ve got to stick together because when everyone outside is trying to break you apart — that’s when you have to have leadership and confidence in one another.
“Long season. A lot can happen. We’ve still got all our goals in front of us and that’s the main thing we’ve been saying. We let one get away. We’ve got plenty to play for.”
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