The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey took questions from readers in today's OU Power Lunch Chat. Join our Power Lunch Chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on NewsOK.com/Sports. Here's a recap of today's chat.
If Kent State sneaks into the top 16 and the BCS had a buyout policy, I am sure the Sugar Bowl would pay Kent State not to come. Your thoughts?
If that weren't against the rules, then maybe. Kent State would be the worst BCS team ever — by far. It would be a travesty if they got into the Sugar Bowl.
How many OU players will make the All Big 12 team this year?
I'd say maybe 4 or 5 at the most. Kenny Stills, possibly an offensive lineman, Tony Jefferson or Javon Harris, and maybe Landry Jones if he has another really big game.
Would OU fans even want to see OU in the Fiesta Bowl? I imagine Oregon would run like wild Ducks and score 100! Thoughts?
That would a really tough matchup, especially with the way OU's defense has played lately. As strange as it sounds because of the SEC's dominance, I think OU would have a much better chance to beat Florida.
Why is Justin Brown going back to Penn State to get his degree?
Transferring his classes back was the fastest way for him to get his degree. He would have to stay at OU for another semester to complete a degree there.
Does TCU possess the fire power in their run game to control the clock and keep the Sooner offense on the sidelines?
I don't think so. I think TCU has a good run game. The quarterback's ability to run is something that OU has had a problem with the last few weeks, but I don't think that TCU's offense is as good as the ones that OU has seen. And I don't think that TCU can keep up with Landry Jones if he has another game like he just had against OSU.
If Les Miles were to go to Arkansas, do you see Arkansas possibly beginning to consider leaving the SEC for the Big 12?
No. I don't think that's a possibility at all. I think Arkansas likes being in the SEC, and if they had a coach like Les Miles they'd have a chance to be much more competitive in the SEC. If you had a chance to be more competitive, why would you leave the best football conference?
I don't get the Stoops to TN talk. If not the NFL, I can only see Bob leaving OU for the house.
Bob Stoops would never leave OU for Tennessee. Bob Stoops' name gets linked to all sorts of jobs that he would never leave Oklahoma for. If he turned down Notre Dame and Florida, then I don't see why he would ever go to Tennessee. I think you're right, I don't see him coaching anywhere else. He'll be at OU until he retires.
Any OU recruits at the Bedlam game comment on the experience in a positive way?
I haven't talked to any of their recruits, but I would guess that Jordan Evans (linebacker from Norman North) had a great time. He got an offer after the game and has since committed to OU.
With the plethora of job openings in the FBS and more sure to come, has there been any interest expressed in Mike Stoops?
Not anything real serious that I've heard. I don't think Mike's stock is extremely high after the last couple of games. I do think that he'll have the opportunity to be a head coach again, but not this year.
How is OU men’s basketball doing?
Well, they're OK. Lon Kruger still has a long way to go in this rebuilding process. There's reason to think that the team has improved over last year.