JONES SAYS CONNECTION WITH BROWN COMING ALONG
Quarterback Landry Jones said the chemistry between him and incoming receiver Justin Brown, a senior transfer from Penn State, is “coming along.”
Jones said Brown is different from any other receiver he's worked with because he's a “long strider.”
“I haven't had that type of receiver yet,” Jones said. “It's just being able to put the ball out in front of him. It's a little bit different from any of the other guys that we got. It's coming along and we're doing really good right now.”
Brown, who arrived at OU in early August, is expected to start as an outside receiver for the Sooners, along with freshman Trey Metoyer. Junior Kenny Stills will likely be the starting slot receiver.
MIKE STOOPS IS NOT BRENT VENABLES
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was asked this week about the transition of guys like Tom Wort from former defensive coordinator Brent Venables to Stoops.
“I told him I'm not Coach Venables,” Stoops said. “I'm my own personality.”
Stoops wanted Wort to just be himself, too. Together, they kept moving forward. Now Stoops sees Wort taking steps toward helping the team win.
“He was ready to take the bull by the horns and learn what we wanted to teach him,” Stoops said. “If the accolades come along with that, I don't see Tom looking for that kind of recognition. I just know he wants to win football games and help this team the best he can. That to me is what's most important about Tom Wort.”
MEET BRENNAN CLAY'S ALTER EGO
Running back Brennan Clay lost something since high school — his alter ego, Toby.
He got the nickname junior year at Scripps Ranch (Calif.) High School from his teammates.
“It comes out during football season,” Clay said. “I feel like it's only right to bring it back. I miss them Toby days.”
Most hours of the day, Toby can be found tweeting from Brennan Clay's Twitter account, but Clay said he's in the classroom and everywhere around campus.
“He comes out whenever,” Clay said.
So what is Toby like?
“He's a playmaker,” Clay said. “He's a baller. He does it all. He wants to be a motivator on the field. He likes to do everything.”