“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.”