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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


Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has once again called out his home crowd in advance of an important home game against Texas Tech.

Before the Sooners' November 2008 game against the Red Raiders, Stoops said Oklahoma fans weren't “overly ruckus,” and the crowd responded by creating a loud, crazy atmosphere. The Sooners beat then-No. 2 Texas Tech 65-21.

Oklahoma again faces a top-10, unbeaten Texas Tech team this Saturday, and Stoops was asked about the crowd at his Monday news conference.

“It'd be awesome if we could recreate that atmosphere, and everybody jump in and do their best to try to affect the game, and, you know, build some excitement and all,” Stoops said. “We've gotta do our part. It's a lot easier to be excited when you're playing well. We've gotta hopefully give them some things to cheer about and jump in the game.”


Stoops said nickelback Julian Wilson, who injured his shoulder in Saturday's win over Kansas, is expected to return to practice Tuesday.

Wilson was injured early in the 34-19 win and spent the second half watching from the sidelines without shoulder pads on and with an ice pack on the shoulder.

Oklahoma's defense has suffered a rash of injuries over the last few weeks, losing both tackle Jordan Phillips and linebacker Corey Nelson for the season. Saturday, the Sooners were also without lineman Torrea Peterson, who was suspended for academic reasons.

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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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