Selmon was an All-American defensive lineman for the Sooners in 1974 and 1975 before going on to a Hall of Fame career in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Selmon died in 2011.
OU COMMIT TO BE HONORED SUNDAY
Oklahoma 2014 cornerback commitment Marcus Green will be recognized Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game, where Green and six other Dallas/Fort Worth-area football standouts will receive their Semper Fidelis All-America Bowl jerseys.
The game will be played Sunday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. inside the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 1.
Green, a three-star prospect from Cedar Hill, Texas, committed to the Sooners on July 18.
SABAN HOPES HIS TEAM RESPONDS WELL
Alabama lost the 2008 SEC title game to Florida, which cost it a chance to play for the national championship that year.
The Crimson Tide's consolation prize was a trip to the Sugar Bowl, where Utah stunned Bama 31-17.
Could Nick Saban's team be similarly unmotivated this year, when the 11-1 Crimson Tide meet Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl? Alabama had its eye on a third straight national championship until losing a heartbreaker at archrival Auburn on Nov. 30.
“I think it's a difficult dynamic,” Saban said. “I mean, we had a team this year that certainly had goals and aspirations for what they wanted to accomplish.
“So now how that team recovers and how that team goes and takes the challenge of this game is gonna say a lot about the character that the leadership of this team has, but it's certainly an opportunity for them to prove the kind of football team that they can be.”
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, on the recruiting impact of a Sugar Bowl appearance:
“That's what players all hear about, talk about, being in these kind of games. It's always a plus. … They don't draw your name out of a hat to play in these games. You play in these games by winning. So fortunately we're in another one.”