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Published: November 27, 2008

took care of it.”

Cover boy

Not only did Bradford appear on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated with running back Chris Brown, he will appear on the cover of the December issue of Sharing The Victory, the official magazine of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The Duke of Norman

The last week was a big one for guard Duke Robinson. First, he became a father to a baby girl. Then, his Sooners beat the second-ranked team in the nation. And earlier this week, he was named one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, awarded to college football’s top interior lineman.

"It feels good,” Robinson said. "Feels great.”

Going Long

Last weekend, Chuck Long became the first of Bob Stoops’ former assistants to lose a head coaching job.

Long, an assistant at OU from 2000-2005, was fired by San Diego State after the Aztecs went 2-10 this season.

Stoops, however, said earlier this week Long will find another job soon.

"All of us have a great deal of respect for Chuck,” Stoops said. "We loved the time Chuck was here, he did a fabulous job for us, running the offense, developing the quarterbacks.

"We all feel bad for him, wish that hadn’t happened. But I’m sure Chuck will have a great number of opportunities.”

Bengals sign Runnels

Wednesday, the Cincinnati Bengals re-signed former OU fullback J.D. Runnels to its practice squad.

Runnels was a sixth-round pick of the Chicago Bears in 2006. He also had a stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


"I think this is number one. Just being an Oklahoma kid, it’s non-stop Bedlam. Just going out in public, Oklahoma fans don’t want to lose to OSU, and OSU fans don’t want to lose to Oklahoma. So I think it’s bigger than Texas only because we come into more contact with OSU fans." — OU cornerback Dominique Franks on the Bedlam rivalry. Franks graduated from Tulsa Union High School.

By Jake Trotter

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