MERV JOHNSON'S WIFE DIES
Cindy Johnson, wife of Oklahoma director of football operations Merv Johnson, died Sunday evening after being removed from life support Friday.
The cause of her death was a brain aneurysm.
Merv Johnson has been on Oklahoma's football staff since joining as an assistant coach in 1979. He began serving in his current role, which also includes color commentary on OU radio broadcasts, in 1998.
He didn't miss Oklahoma's home game Saturday against TCU. Oklahoma's official Twitter account sent a tweet just before kickoff, saying, “football is the best therapy for his family tonight.”
STOOPS PUTS ON HAT
At his weekly news conference Monday, Sooners coach Bob Stoops talked with the Gold Hat Trophy to his right.
Stoops was asked if he'd ever put the hat on, like so many of his players have on the field after beating Texas.
“I think I might've had it on for a couple seconds a year to two ago maybe,” Stoops said. “I think it was last year they snuck it on me and I let it go for a minute. I haven't had it on much or for very long.”
The hat was worn in the safety of the locker room.
“I wouldn't have it outside for picture taking,” Stoops said. “No chance of that.”
KANSAS KICKOFF SET
The Oct. 19 game at Kansas will kick off at 2:30 p.m. at Kansas Memorial Stadium, the Big 12 announced Monday.
The game will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.