Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight was one of the players who modeled the Sooners’ new alternate uniforms earlier this month.
He said one of his favorite things about them is that Oklahoma’s prolific football history was considered when the new uniforms were designed.
Many fans reacted negatively to the new looks because they like that — before this — OU remained one of the few big-time programs to avoid the alternate uniform craze.
“These uniforms spice it up for recruiting and all that stuff, but they bring out the history,” Knight said.
OU coach Bob Stoops has said the Sooners will stick to their traditional look the vast majority of the time, and only use the alternate uniforms occasionally.
FEO HAS A CHANCE TO CONTRIBUTE
Oklahoma added junior-college offensive guard Tony Feo late in its 2013 signing class, and the 6-foot-3, 300-pounder appeared in 12 games last season, mostly on special teams.
The Fullerton College transfer, though, had “an awesome spring” according to offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh, and has a chance to make an impact his senior season.
“When we brought Tony in, he hadn't played a ton of football,” Bedenbaugh said. “He moved around a lot‚ Hawaii, Seattle, California, he didn't play a lot, lost a bunch of weight.
“Came in here and was really behind but he's done a heck of a job of really learning the system, had a really good spring so I'm excited about him.”
Defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery, on moving past the Sugar Bowl:
“I don’t believe in the hype. To this day, my guys in the room, we don’t talk about what happened last year. We talked about spring ball, we talked about winter conditioning and we talked about summer workouts and we’re talking about fall. That’s the only thing I care about and it’s the only thing they should care about it.”