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Oklahoma football: Sam Bradford has upbeat view of Sooner program

By Mike Baldwin Modified: July 14, 2013 at 10:00 am •  Published: July 13, 2013

OU fans with national-title-game expectations bristle when they read comments like Bosworth made last week. The two-time Butkus Award winner was asked if OU football is still a monster like in the Barry Switzer era.

“Bigger monster, smaller teeth. We've lost a lot of our bite,” Bosworth said. “We've lost a lot of our passion. I think we've lost a lot of our tradition. That comes from a lot of different sources.

“It comes from players that have different agendas, the advent of social media, the selfishness players have in their long-term vision versus their short-term goals and dreams.”

Bradford has a different take. He said coaches and players are committed to add more chapters to a winning tradition Stoops has helped build the past 14 seasons.

“I'm really excited about this year,” Bradford said. “They have a lot of talent. I really believe in what they're doing. Whoever steps in at quarterback will play really well because I know coach (Josh) Heupel is going to get them coached up. They'll go out and win games.”