“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.
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.
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