Oklahoma football: Bob and Mike Stoops downplay interaction at West Virginia

by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: November 20, 2012

After Saturday, Jones has nine career games with at least two touchdown passes of 10 yards or less. But the West Virginia win was the first such game since Sept. 24, 2011, when OU beat Missouri 38-28 at home and Jones threw two short-yardage touchdown passes to Ryan Broyles.

The short-yardage Belldozer package was introduced a little over a month later, and Broyles tore his ACL a week after that.

Here's a look at the receivers who have caught Jones' 10-yards-or-less touchdown passes over his career: Broyles: 13; James Hanna: 6; Trey Millard, Kenny Stills: 3; DeMarco Murray, Trent Ratterree, Sterling Shepard, Adron Tennell: 2; Chris Brown, Brandon Caleb, Brennan Clay, Trey Franks, Cameron Kenney, Jaz Reynolds: 1


Mike Stoops said it Saturday as he walked into the postgame press conference. He did not want to see the stats of Oklahoma's offense bailing out its defense in a 50-49 victory.

By Monday evening, nothing had changed. Stoops still hadn't seen them and he still wasn't going to look at them.

“I'm sure you guys wrote some not nice things about me,” Stoops said in reference to not wanting to look at the stat sheet.

But it wasn't just the defensive coordinator who didn't look at the sheet. Casey Walker said the entire defense didn't see a sheet — and didn't want to look at one.

“Yeah, I don't want to see them either,” Walker  said. “Pretty bad.”

Stats weren't the only thing Oklahoma didn't go over. Mike Stoops said the defense didn't even review its original goals for the game. Walker got asked about that too.

“Yeah that's true,” Walker said. “He just came in and cut everything off. Started watching film. Onto the next one.”

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
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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