“Injuries in today's game are an issue for everybody,” Stoops said. “You get thin real fast, so the more you go good-on-good, you're always susceptible to get someone banged up.
“If you don't, you're worried about making the strides you need to in practice. You have to watch it. You have to get some against each other and you have to keep trying to develop players that haven't played as much in practice as well.”
MORE Of STOOPS' THOUGHTS ON INJURIES
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy recently announced that he'll no longer discuss any player injuries.
Stoops was asked about Gundy's new policy during his Monday news conference.
“I like his policy,” Stoops said. “I've never addressed it when I thought a guy had an opportunity to play."
Stoops repeated what he's said in the past: He doesn't want his players' weaknesses out there for opponents to exploit.
“If a guy's been out, I've been pretty forthcoming about saying he's out,” Stoops said.
“I don't know that I'll change that right now, but I'll see how it goes for Mike.”
Two weeks ago, Stoops also said he thinks going too public with injury reporting contributes to gambling on college sports.
“I don't believe in that,” he said then
“I say to heck with them.”
ARMANTI FOREMAN COMMITS TO OU
The Sooners got their first commitment for the 2014 class late Monday when wide receiver Armanti Foreman committed.
Foreman (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) had more than 900 receiving yards as a sophomore last year for Texas City, Texas.
He was offered by the Sooners in mid-September and wasted no time jumping on board. OU was Foreman's first offer.
Oklahoma wide receivers coach Jay Norvell visited Texas City last month, sparking the interest from Foreman.
Foreman's commitment is nonbinding. He can sign beginning in early February 2014.