Oklahoma football: Sam Bradford has upbeat view of Sooner program

by Michael Baldwin Modified: July 14, 2013 at 10:00 am •  Published: July 13, 2013

— St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford had nothing but positive things to say about the University of Oklahoma's football program under Bob Stoops when asked his take at his second annual football camp Saturday on OU's intramural fields.

“The program is fine,” Bradford said. “Obviously there's a very high standard at Oklahoma.”

Bradford was part of building high expectations. The Putnam City North product won the 2008 Heisman Trophy, led the Sooners to the national title game that season and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

But that was five years ago.

In recent years, some former OU players have been candid with their opinions. The latest was former star linebacker Brian Bosworth.

Last week in an interview with the Tulsa World to promote his new movie: “Revelation Road 2 ” Bosworth said modern-day players aren't as invested in tradition and history.

“When you win 10 or 11 games every year your program is fine,” Bradford said. “I've got all the confidence in the world in coach Stoops. He knows exactly what he's doing. He has a great staff. They're going to have a great year this year.”

Since 2007, the Sooners have won three Big 12 titles. But two of those titles were Bradford-led. OU has captured only one outright conference title the past four years.

Sooner fans from the John Blake era rarely grumble about 10-3, 10-3 and 12-2 finishes, which OU has posted the past three seasons.

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by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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