OU football notebook: Bob Stoops is ‘all for whatever's good for Oklahoma' when it comes to the BCS

By Travis Haney, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: October 18, 2011

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops says he hasn't paid attention to the Bowl Championship Series standings enough to know Oklahoma State is right behind the Sooners, at No. 4.

But Stoops said he does appreciate where the state's top two teams are in relation to the rest of the country.

“Sure, I'm all for whatever's good for Oklahoma,” Stoops said Tuesday during his weekly news conference. “Obviously. I've been here long enough. I'm embedded, entrenched here, so, sure.”

The Sooners (6-0, 3-0 Big 12), who play Texas Tech (4-2, 1-2) this week, are hundredths of a point behind LSU and Alabama for the BCS lead.

“If you lose to Texas Tech, you can surely bet you won't be a part of one of those top four,” Stoops said. “At the end of the day, we've got to play. Everyone else is fine — that's what they do, talk about it — but we know we've got to play. We couldn't care less.”


Sooners receiver Kenny Stills is seemingly always good for a dramatic moment in a game. This past Saturday's, though, caused a little too much heart-racing.

Making a juke early in the third quarter, Stills' right knee gave out.

“I was a little bit scared,” he said. “I was scared more than anything.”

He limped to the sideline with some help. Doctors had to convince him to stretch out his leg, but he eventually did. He was relieved when he did — because he was fine. Stills returned to the game shortly thereafter.

“You never want to see a player on the ground,” receivers coach Jay Norvell said. “We put so much time into this, and we have such big goals, that you never want to see a player get hurt. You kind of hold your breath and talk to yourself under your breath. Fortunately he was OK.

“He's a little bit high-strung. Sometimes he's a little bit overdramatic. He's a tough guy and has played through a lot of injuries. I think he'll continue to be able to perform.”


Stoops said Tuesday he does not consider the half-dozen or so injuries for the Sooners all that serious.

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