Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops stops taking fan calls on show

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops' Tuesday evening show, “Sooner Sports Talk,” is a call-in show no more. The one-hour broadcast has discontinued the ability for fans to call and speak to Stoops and host Toby Rowland directly.
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: October 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm •  Published: October 18, 2012

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops' Tuesday evening show, “Sooner Sports Talk,” is a call-in show no more.

The one-hour broadcast, available on the radio and, as of this season, on Sooner Sports TV has discontinued the ability for fans to call and speak to Stoops and host Toby Rowland directly.

Stoops said he decided to stop taking fan calls after realizing that several other college coaches were no longer doing it.

“I got to talking to (Texas Tech coach) Tommy Tuberville; he goes, ‘Shoot it's been two, three years,'” Stoops said Wednesday.

“I said, ‘How come you didn't call and tell me?' He said, ‘I should've.'

“Just because we may lose a game isn't going to give someone the right to call it what they want if I don't agree with the perception or if I don't feel it's correct. I don't have to sit there and take it, whether it's a fan or whether it's a media person.”

HARRIS: ‘WE'RE NOT PEAKING'

Last season, Oklahoma played arguably its most complete game when it routed Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

Senior safety Javon Harris said the Sooners peaked that day, but that players are working to make sure that doesn't happen again after last weekend's 63-21 Texas blowout.

Two weeks after beating Texas in 2011, the Sooners lost at home to heavy underdog Texas Tech, and added two more losses before the season was over.

“Guys are taking more time to watch film, taking more time to know our opponents,” Harris said. “We did peak (against Texas in 2011), and this year we're not peaking. I think we're really just getting started.”

MILLARD HAS BEEN HURDLING OPPONENTS SINCE HIGH SCHOOL

EA Sports has yet to release a new game with a Trey Millard function.

That doesn't mean you won't see him pull out the Millard High Life, his hurdle — sometimes added in with a block — during the game against Kansas.

Millard has been hurdling people since high school. The first time he did it, he said he kind of hurt himself.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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