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OU football notebook: Bob Stoops says Sooners are thin at offensive tackle

On paper at least, it would seem offensive line play would be Oklahoma's strength this year.
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 29, 2013

In 2009, OU wore a similar Nike retro-style set, but in road white, at Texas Tech. The Sooners lost that game 41-13.


Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops is very aware of the danger that Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning presents.

Browning threw for 3,049 yards and 29 touchdowns and ran for nearly 500 yards and seven scores last year.

“The quarterback is very dynamic in virtually element of the game,” Mike Stoops said. “His ability to throw the ball, his ability to scramble and throw the ball, his ability to scramble and run — he's kind of a foolproof guy that can make a lot of things happen.

“We gotta try to disrupt him and get him off his spots and take away some of the easy throws he likes.”


Former Oklahoma linebacker Rod Shoate will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in early December.

Before that, he will be honored at an Oklahoma home game this season.

When that will happen, though, is still up in the air.

The date Shoate, who died in 1999, will be honored is one of three listed as “to be determined” when the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame announced when the other 12 honorees would be honored.

Shoate will be the 19th player who primarily played at Oklahoma to be inducted into the hall. Troy Aikman, who started at OU but spent his final two seasons of eligibility at UCLA, has also been inducted.


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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