STOOPS PLEASED WITH TV DEAL
Stoops said he's happy with the athletic department's recently announced 10-year agreement with FOX Sports. The television partnership created blocks of OU programming on various FOX outlets, totaling around 1,000 hours annually, known as “Sooner Sports TV.”
“It's great for the university and the athletic department, and all the sports,” Stoops said. “I think it's great coverage, and you've gotta compliment our administration the way they went about it, behind the scenes, and got it all accomplished in a positive way.”
Stoops said the increased exposure will be good for recruiting, adding that, “Any time you're in front of people in that way, it's very positive.”
NEW FACE OF OKLAHOMA?
Defensive end Chuka Ndulue doesn't know where the heck running back Damien Williams came from.
In practice, Williams went hard, but not hard enough to hurt somebody. When Ndulue faced him the first time in practice, he thought Williams wouldn't be a problem.
“I thought he was going to crumble and let me tackle him,” Ndulue said, “but he just lowered his shoulder.
“He keeps his feet moving, every time. Five guys around him, his feet are still going.”
What also makes Williams special is the yards he gains after contact. But his speed and big plays, including a 65-yard touchdown against UTEP and 89-yard score against Florida A&M, earned Williams two nicknames: “That guy,” and “The face of Oklahoma.”
Williams laughs at both.
“He is like, ‘C'mon guys, it's just two runs,'” Ndulue said. “Just two runs? Really?”