Despite losing starting defensive tackle Jordan Phillips to a back injury in October, the Sooners' rotation of Grissom, Jordan Wade, Chuka Ndulue and Charles Tapper more than held their own.
When one reporter joked that next year, everyone will question Oklahoma's secondary, Stoops responded, “You'll be writing about something. There will be a problem somewhere. There will be a crisis somewhere.”
Cornerback Zack Sanchez, on bouncing back from his early Sugar Bowl struggles:
“It's kind of overwhelming, you know? But that's not an excuse. I missed a couple tackles that I shouldn't have missed and I've just got to make those plays. To be able to bounce back and make those plays, I think it helped out my team.”