Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was asked Wednesday about the controversy stemming from Texas coach Mack Brown's comments on the Longhorn hand signal being turned upside down by opponents.
Last weekend, Texas receiver Mike Davis was penalized for mocking Texas Tech's “Guns Up” sign, and Brown was asked Monday about opponents who turn the Texas signal upside down.
“The Horns down is disrespectful,” Brown said. “We ought to talk about that as a league.”
Stoops said he wasn't going to “spend more than two seconds thinking about it.
“Maybe that's the downside of having a one-handed hand signal. The bottom line is, they don't seem to have a problem with it when they're doing well and they put it in everyone else's face, so when they're not doing so, and someone else does it, you get it the other way.
“So be it. That's the extent of ... that's it. I won't have another comment about it.”
NDULUE LEARNING TO LEAD
Sophomore defensive end Chuka Ndulue is the only major contributor on the defensive line who isn't a senior.
Ends David King and R.J. Washington — along with tackles Jamarkus McFarland, Casey Walker and Stacy McGee — will all be gone next season.
“I'm trying to learn from them as much as possible,” Ndulue said. “All those guy are gonna be gone next year. I'm trying to be around them as much as I can for next year. I'm the returning one next year. It's kind of slowly dawning on me.”
True freshmen ends Michael Onuoha and Charles Tapper have played some, along with redshirt freshman tackle Jordan Phillips.
“I just need to learn as much as I can (from the seniors), so the younger guys ... when they get out there I can help them,” Ndulue said. “I can tell them what to do as much as I can. So they can ball like they're supposed to.”
UPDATE ON WILLIAMS, JOHNSON
Oklahoma junior running back Damien Williams and senior offensive tackle Lane Johnson were each severely limited last week at Iowa State, and Stoops said Wednesday they are each improving.
Both starters suffered ankle injuries in the Sooners' Oct. 27 home loss to Notre Dame.
“They practiced more this week,” Stoops said. “Lane has been out there a lot more. He says he feels a lot better.
“Damien, same thing, he's been in more, but you know how it is. With a running back, we'll probably have to wait and see where that goes by Friday. I'm sure it'll be Saturday, warming up, same kind of thing. See how well he feels and how well he can really cut.”
Williams is the Sooners' leading rusher; with his limitations last week, junior Brennan Clay stepped in and rushed for a career-high 157 yards.
Sophomore Tyrus Thompson started in Johnson's place at tackle last week. Johnson played only on special teams during the Sooners' game at Iowa State.