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Oklahoma football notebook: Tom Wort excited to face TCU's offense

TCU, OU's opponent for Saturday's season finale, is more traditional offensively. In last week's win at Texas, the Horned Frogs attempted only 10 passes and ran the ball 48 times.
by Jason Kersey Published: November 29, 2012


Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said that it's “pretty amazing” to think about his family's college football coaching success, and credits his parents for it.

OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was Arizona's head coach from 2004-2011, and their younger brother Mark Stoops was hired as Kentucky's head coach this week.

Another brother, Ron Stoops Jr., is an assistant at Youngstown State.

Ron Stoops Sr., was a baseball and football coach at Cardinal Mooney High in Youngstown, Ohio, but he also played baseball until reaching his 40s, and scored basketball games.

“None of us knew anything else,” Bob Stoops said. “We were always able to go with him.”


Senior defensive tackle Casey Walker said he doesn't mind rooting for Texas to upset Kansas State on Saturday evening.

If OU beats TCU, and then K-State loses, the Sooners would claim the Big 12 Championship outright and earn an automatic berth to a BCS bowl game.

If the Sooner and Wildcats both win — or both lose — they'll share the title, with KSU earning the automatic berth because of its head-to-head win Sept. 22 in Norman.

“I guess now I'm OK with it ... We need them to handle business, so that puts us in a better spot,” said Walker, who then clapped and added, “Let's go Texas.”

Will he throw up a Hook 'em Horns hand signal?

“No,” he said. “That's too far.”

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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