Superstitious SamOU quarterback Sam Bradford has many pre-game rituals. "I have so many superstitions, I probably couldn’t tell you all,” Bradford said. Among them: reading the David and Goliath story. "The story gives me confidence,” Bradford said. "I really don’t picture myself as either (character). I just like the story in general.” Also, Bradford wears the same socks every game week. "They’re really not like socks anymore,” Bradford said. "They’re like pieces of thread everywhere.” But good news. He does wash the socks.
Some imperfectionFlorida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey was asked what QB Tim Tebow didn’t do well. "Telling jokes,” Pouncey said. "We laugh at them to be nice. But they’re not too funny.”
Message in the sky...againA message plane flew along the beach at the media hotel at mid-afternoon on Wednesday, but this one didn’t come compliments of any Texas supporters. There was no mention of "45-35.” The message? "Lee Corso tonight at Hooters of Beach Place 7-8.” No word if Corso would be wearing a team costume.
Beach bumThe Sooners have no south Floridians on their roster, but OU defensive coordinator Brent Venables said safety Nic Harris comes closest to fitting into the Miami Beach culture. "He’s got a little Hollywood to him,” Venables said. Then Venables changed his mind. "It might be (linebacker) Lamont Robinson. I told him I can see him down here in a Speedo, pumping iron.” By Berry Tramel and Jake Trotter