Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops will keep Big 12 opinions to himself

Stoops: “We have our opinions, but I'm not gonna go stating them.”
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: October 15, 2012

The Defensive Player of the Game was the entire defense.

The Offensive Player of the Game was the entire offense.

THOMAS NAMED ARMY PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Oklahoma quarterback commit Cody Thomas, from Colleyville (Texas) Heritage, was named this week's U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Player of the Week for his performance in last Friday's 56-47 win at Irving MacArthur.

Thomas threw for 541 yards and seven touchdowns. It was his second straight seven-TD outing, but what made the performance even more impressive was the poise he displayed after MacArthur jumped to an quick three-touchdown lead to start the game.

Thomas committed to OU in May after receiving a scholarship offer from Sooners co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior is also a standout on the baseball diamond, leading many to speculate that he might forego Oklahoma if he's drafted by a Major League Baseball team in June.

SOONERS-IRISH CLASH SET FOR PRIMETIME KICK

Oklahoma's Oct. 27 home game against Notre Dame will kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised nationally by ABC, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday.

As long as both teams take care of business at home Saturday — Oklahoma against Kansas, Notre Dame against BYU — the Fighting Irish's first trip to Norman since 1966 will be a clash of BCS top-10 teams.

OU was ranked ninth in 2012's first BCS standings, which were released Sunday. Unbeaten Notre Dame came in at No. 5 in the BCS.


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
Reporter
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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