Oklahoma notebook: Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads reminds assistant Kenith Pope of Barry Switzer

Kenith Pope, who was an Oklahoma defensive back in the early 1970s, has coached Iowa State running backs for the past four years under Paul Rhoads.
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: November 1, 2012

If the Sooners don't lose again, and the Wildcats lose one before their Dec. 1 season finale against Texas, would King be able to cheer for the Longhorns?

“Well then yeah, I'm gonna cheer for Texas,” King said. “That's probably the only time you'll see me wear a Longhorn hat.”


During the Sooners' loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, Demontre Hurst ran out of bounds and into a metal rig that serves as the base of a television camera crane.

Coach Bob Stoops said Hurst wasn't hurt, but it could have been a lot worse.

“I said walking off the field to our trainer Scott Anderson, ‘We need to not complain, but everywhere, they need to have more padding, make sure a player can't slide underneath one of those contraptions, they need to be safer on what they put on the field.'” Stoops said.

“Hopefully they're really investing in the safety of equipment that's on the field.”


“The History of Oklahoma Football Part III: Dynasty of Championships” will premiere Monday, Nov. 12 at the Warren Theatre in Moore.

The third in a four-part DVD series, this edition focuses on OU football during the Chuck Fairbanks and Barry Switzer eras, spanning from 1964-89.

There will be two separate screenings, beginning at 7 p.m., with a total running time of approximately three hours. Admission is $8, and seating is limited. The DVD will be available for purchase the week of Nov. 19, and will sell for $19.95.

“Part 1: Birth of a Champion” was released in 2010; it chronicled the program from 1895 through 1946.

“Part II: Legacy of Winning” covered the Bud Wilkinson era, from 1947-63. It was released in 2011.

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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