The Sooners have stayed in resorts the last three seasons, in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Grapevine, Texas. Nice places, but not easily accessible to any, uh, action.
“We're gonna be able to have some fun,” Ikard said, “but we've got to make sure everyone knows we're here for one reason, and that's to win a football game.
“We'll enjoy New Orleans. Obviously, coach Stoops, first couple of days we get here gives us a little leniency and expects us to be responsible and as players to represent the university well, stay out of trouble and that's something he's always done.
“He makes it clear as long as the young guys want to have that in the next bowl game and the bowl game after that, they'll stay out of trouble and make curfew or else they'll send you on a Greyhound home.”