Oklahoma football notebook: Hornets' Dominique Alexander switches commit to OU

The Tulsa Washington defensive standout withdrew his commitment from Arkansas on Monday.
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: November 5, 2012

During his Monday news conference, Stoops was asked if he's thought about which building on campus he'd like to have named for him.

“Those are things … I'm just trying to get the next one (win). I'm trying to get the next this week and that's it,” Stoops said.

“Truly, when that's what you have to do, that's all you think about.”

Stoops said later that he's been approached about putting a statue up on campus, but said he doesn't want that until he's done coaching.

“They've asked and have it ready to go,” Stoops said. “I don't want that at all. It would be weird to me. Not until I'm done. Who knows when that will be?”

The room erupted in laughter when one reporter suggested the “Bob Stoops Press Box.”

Stoops, whose demeanor toward the media is often chilly, even chuckled.

“That's good,” he said. “That would be ironic, wouldn't it?”

GENEO GRISSOM MOVES BACK TO DEFENSIVE END

 Geneo Grissom is a defensive end again.

After 6-foot-4, 247-pound sophomore entered Saturday's game at Iowa State on defense, an OU official said Grissom was practicing on both offense and defense.

Bob Stoops confirmed Monday during his news conference that Grissom is still practicing some at tight end, but that defensive end is his main position.

“We thought it was really gonna come together, and it just hasn't,” Stoops said of Grissom's summer move to tight end.

“He still works it part of them time for our goal line and some of those packages ... if something was to happen to Brannon Green, he can do it.”

Arkansas' loss could be Oklahoma's gain.

EXTRA POINTS

The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that Oklahoma's Nov. 17 game at West Virginia has been scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff, and will be broadcast nationally on Fox.

Sophomore kicker Michael Hunnicutt was named Monday a semifinalist for the 2012 Lou Groza Award, presented each year to the NCAA's most outstanding place-kicker.

COMPILED BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM, JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER


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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