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Oklahoma football: OU-Texas Tech on ABC; Bob Stoops praises Tom Osborne

Oklahoma's game Saturday at Texas Tech will be televised regionally by ABC (Cox 8), and will be available nationally on ESPN2.
by Jason Kersey Published: September 30, 2012


photo - Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne jokes about his health as he announces his retiring as of Jan. 1, during a news conference held in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.  (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald/Rebecca S. Gratz)  MAGS GS OUT; ALL NEBRASKA LOCAL BROADCAST TV OUT ORG XMIT: NEOMA101
Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne jokes about his health as he announces his retiring as of Jan. 1, during a news conference held in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald/Rebecca S. Gratz) MAGS GS OUT; ALL NEBRASKA LOCAL BROADCAST TV OUT ORG XMIT: NEOMA101

Stoops remembered trying to find new ways to defend Osborne's offense when the OU coach was an assistant at Kansas State in the early 1990s.

“Where our whole defensive structure and success came from and the way we structured it through our formative years at Kansas State was because of defending them,” Stoops said. “We were constantly tinkering, working, figuring out ways to go against them because they were so complex, so good, so multiple.”

KING: K-STATE WAS WAKE-UP CALL

Senior defensive end David King said he would've preferred avoiding a wake-up call like Oklahoma got with last weekend's loss to Kansas State, but that he hopes the Sooners use it to move forward.

“You never want to have a wake-up call,” King said. “You want to be able to play consistently all the way through.

“When someone slaps you or punches you in the face ... They punched us in the face this weekend. Hopefully the guys around here will use that as a wake-up call and rally around it, get this season back on the right track.”

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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