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Coach Bob Stoops optimistic as OU begins preseason practices

JAKE TROTTER Modified: August 6, 2009 at 10:21 am •  Published: August 6, 2009
NORMAN — Finally, football is here.

Oklahoma players reported to Norman on Wednesday, and today the Sooners will hold their first practice of the preseason.

Coach Bob Stoops said last week during Big 12 Media Days that he has high expectations for this year’s team and is looking forward to seeing his players back on the practice field.

"Hopefully we can be a game or two better (than last season),” said Stoops, whose club made it all the way to the national title game in 2008. "You have to go earn all of that, you have to get back with your team, get back out on the field and start competing and working to see truly where you are.

"We have a chance to be every bit as good or hopefully maybe a little better.”

All Sooner practices are closed to the public. However, OU will be holding its annual Meet The Sooners Day this Friday, when fans can get autographs from the OU players.

Meet The Sooners will be open to the general public at 10:30 a.m. on the rugby fields, located just west of the Lloyd Noble Center. The autograph signings will end at noon.


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