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Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops stops taking fan calls on show

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops' Tuesday evening show, “Sooner Sports Talk,” is a call-in show no more. The one-hour broadcast has discontinued the ability for fans to call and speak to Stoops and host Toby Rowland directly.
by Jason Kersey Modified: October 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm •  Published: October 18, 2012

He doesn't know why he keeps doing it. The first time he did it, he didn't even realize it happened. That's the same thing he said after last Saturday's game, in which he hurdled one defender and then stiff-armed another.

After seeing those hurdles, people have told him his flexibility would be good on a track, but he's going to stick to the football field.

He's only been stopped once. That was in high school, when he didn't quite clear the defender.

“I was getting close to the sideline,” Millard sad. “I didn't know what to do so I just kind of jumped and didn't really work out.”


Oklahoma senior quarterback Landry Jones is one of 10 finalists for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award for college football.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence — community, classroom, character and competition.

Jones owns several Oklahoma school records for quarterbacks, including wins (33), passing yards (13,732), completions (1,135) and touchdown passes (102).

Jones' 33rd career win came last weekend, in a 63-21 rout of Texas at the Cotton Bowl, when he broke two-time national champion Steve Davis' wins record.


Senior defensive end R.J. Washington, when asked if Mike Stoops' furious reaction to mistakes is different for Sooner defenders:

“If you saw coach (Brent) Venables, he did the exact same thing. ... If you're messing up, they're gonna let you know, regardless of who the coach is.

“There was never a point when they were like, ‘Hey, you know, you missed that tackle. Try to get out there and do that next time.' That has never. Ever. Ever happened here. It's Oklahoma. We're expected to make great plays.”

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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