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OU football notebook: Bob Stoops calling on fans again

Stoops has once again called out his home crowd in advance of an important home game against Texas Tech.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: October 21, 2013

Stoops did not give an update on offensive lineman Adam Shead, who also suffered an apparent shoulder injury late in the game and did not return.


True freshman running back Keith Ford has quickly become a fan favorite because of his bruising, powerful running style.

The last two weeks, though, he's also shown a tendency to fumble the ball. Against Texas, his fumble went out of bounds, but Saturday against Kansas, Ford fumbled deep in Jayhawks territory in the first half, costing Oklahoma potential points.

Ford didn't play again after the fumble.

Asked how long it would take Ford to re-earn playing time, Stoops said, “We don't have a penance period. … When we feel that he's earned his right to be out there and he'll take care of the ball.

“He'll play; it's not the end of the world for Keith. He's a great young man, a great kid that works hard and a great player. He just has to learn to take care of the football. That's two games in a row for him. He hasn't had that many carries and two of them were on the ground.”


Senior center Gabe Ikard, asked if the Sooners have more trick plays in the bag like Saturday's successful reverse pass:

“You think I'm going to tell you that? … We have a lot of tricks … we've got some tricks.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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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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