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Oklahoma football: A look inside the Sooners' Harlem Shake video

After practice Tuesday, Bob Stoops shut down Jenkins Avenue, called in Sooner legends and cheerleaders, and OU did the Harlem Shake. Find out whose idea it was, and who was wearing what. (Well, some of them at least.)
by Jason Kersey Published: March 16, 2013

“You see all these athletes having a great time,” Switzer said. “They're all dressed up like all these creatures, and sci-fi guys. Some of them are so damn talented, dancing and doing back flips, and dancing on the ground. All these guys are great athletes, and they've got athletic moves.

“It was a fun thing. It was a morale thing. They loved it.”

Switzer, Stoops and OU athletic director Joe Castiglione flew to Omaha, Neb., for a dinner to honor retiring Nebraska legend Tom Osborne last Saturday.

During the event, the Nebraska football team's Harlem Shake video was shown.

“Coming back, Bob said to me, ‘Let's do that,'” Switzer said.

“When we got back, we were together somewhere, and he said, ‘You and Billy Sims and Steve Owens, and (Brian) Bosworth, get over here and we'll do the Harlem Shake after practice over at Heisman Park.'”

Near the front of Oklahoma's dance party is an unidentified dancer wearing a horse head and the same clothes Stoops wore in the video's intro.

But a few Twitter pictures from those who watched the filming seem to prove Stoops isn't the mystery dancer.

“I still don't know; I'm trying to find out myself,” Colvin said when asked who it is. “I don't know if it was Coach Stoops or what, but I don't think Coach Stoops can move like that.”

Sophomore receiver Sterling Shepard is wearing an Eeyore costume in the middle of the crowd.

Senior wideout Lacoltan Bester has on a green hulk suit without the mask, instead wearing his football helmet.

Fullback Trey Millard wore a full monkey costume and danced with Owens on his Heisman statue; the do-it-all senior is only identifiable by the No. 33 jersey stretched over his outfit.

Millard came to post-practice interviews Tuesday with the whole outfit still on, minus the mask.

“We had a good time out there,” Millard said.

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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