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OU football notebook: Bob Stoops stands by former assistant Mark Mangino

By David Ubben and The Associated Press Modified: November 19, 2009 at 9:36 am •  Published: November 19, 2009

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Jones wants Miller more involved
Sophomore receiver Dejuan Miller had just two catches against the Aggies, the fewest he’s had in three games.

In that three-game stretch, Miller had 17 catches for 187 yards, but racked up only 20 yards in the win over Texas A&M.

"Dejuan’s a big, big target out there, a big physical guy,” said quarterback Landry Jones. "Obviously, when he gets the ball in his hands, he’s tough to bring down. We need to get him more involved in the offense. He’s a big player for us, and I think in the future you’ll see him come up big for us.”

OU last in Big 12 in graduation rates
Oklahoma’s football team had the worst graduation rates in the Big 12 under the most recent data released by the NCAA.

According to figures released Wednesday by the NCAA, only 45 percent of the football players who enrolled at Oklahoma between 1999 and 2002 earned their degrees within six years.

Federal data that does not factor in players who transfer or enrolled at mid-year puts Oklahoma’s graduation rate for that period at 37 percent, also the lowest in the Big 12.

The NCAA’s calculations put the Sooners fifth in the Big 12 with a 57 percent graduation rate in men’s basketball and 10th in the conference with a 73-percent rate in women’s basketball.

Quotable
Junior defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, on the Texas Tech fan tradition of throwing tortillas:

"They throw tortillas? Better not throw me one, I’ll eat it. They should throw chicken.”

BY DAVID UBBEN AND

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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