Oklahoma football: UTEP to begin selling tickets to its opener vs. Sooners

Tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. central Saturday.
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: August 17, 2012

But it's something Washington said fueled him, and a majority of his veteran teammates, throughout the offseason.

“We started working over the winter, had a great winter, brought that into the spring, had a great spring, seemed like everyone wanted to be at practice," Washington said. “People came to work to work.”

Now a senior, and facing the reality of national championship-less career at Oklahoma, Washington is more focused than ever.

“This is my last run, this is it, so I feel like it's up to the upper classmen to provide that spark, that team camaraderie, that, ‘Hey, let's go, we got to work. Let's go,'” Washington said. “We don't have time for excuses, we don't have time to get tired, we don't got time to be sleeping in meetings. We got to go get it. This is the last time any of us will play together. You know what I mean? We will never have this team again.”


This week is Shark Week on Discovery Channel, but the sharks are nowhere to be seen around OU football. Demontre Hurst spoke briefly about the sharks possibly not returning to the secondary this season while at Big 12 Media Days.

When Tony Jefferson spoke with the media Friday, after a whole week of sharks dominating Twitter and the television channel, the sharks had not been revived by all the hype.

“I don't think we're doing sharks this year,” Jefferson said. “I think we're just gonna play it along and just go.

“I didn't even know it was Shark Week. We haven't even had time to watch TV.”

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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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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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