OU coach Bob Stoops disappointed with Sooners' performance in practice, vs. Missouri

BY TRAVIS HANEY, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: September 27, 2011

“We won by 10 points against a team that won 10 games last year and we thought would be a tough game,” Stoops said. “Sorry we didn't play perfect. Bottom line is, it's a win. It's the third game. We'll get better, I hope.”

Stoops on some other topics:

On Ball State. Is there something special about MAC teams springing upsets each year?

“In today's world, there's a lot of good football players everywhere. There really is. They've got a lot of good players. They're very sound and good at what they're doing, schematically. Sure, they're capable of that. Like you say, you see it from a lot of these teams every year.”

Health updates.

Safety Aaron Colvin, who might have suffered a concussion late against Missouri: “He's feeling, uh, good. He went through practice (Monday), so we'll see. He's playing really well.”

Receiver Kenny Stills, who missed last week's game because of lingering concussion symptoms, available? “Yes.”

Receiver Trey Franks: “He's still suspended.” Back for Texas? “We'll see where it goes. Right now he's not back with us.”

Freshman running back Brandon Williams. If he doesn't play this week, does that mean he's destined for a redshirt?

“I wouldn't say that's at all fair to say. We continue to bring Brandon along. He's a great young guy that's working hard. We love him. He's going to play, as time goes. He knows that it's being more and more reliable and taking care of the football and being assignment-correct. … It's only been three games. There's a long way to go. We intend to play Brandon. So hopefully he'll continue to practice in the way that we know we can count on him.”

Will OU look ahead at all to Texas this week, with Ball State coming in?

“No.”



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