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BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: July 26, 2011
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"We were happy with the way Gabe Lynn progressed, the way he came on in the spring. Hopefully that will keep happening for him, too. Then you might have a chance to play both of them or spell guys."

STOOPS ON LONGHORN NETWORK

Stoops was asked if he would have concerns if the Texas Longhorn Network was allowed to televise high school games.

"Sure," Stoops said. "To me the lifeblood of every program is recruiting. And so we either all recruit by the same rules or we don't. I've got total trust in our administration, leadership of the league and the NCAA that we'll all play under the same rules.

"If not, then let's change the rules so that we can all do it the same way."

LEWIS' A STAR WARS FAN

Lewis was asked Tuesday morning by a TV station if the Sooners need the Longhorns to be good for the Red River rivalry.

"Does Obi-Wan (Kenobi) need Darth Vader?" Lewis said.

Later in the day, talking with newspaper writers, Lewis said he didn't care if the Longhorns went 1-12 and win-loss records don't matter in the Cotton Bowl.

"I'm not saying I want them to do amazing, wish them the best of luck, and send them Christmas cards," Lewis said. "But I love playing them. It's a rivalry that if you took it away the Big 12 wouldn't be the same."

Which team is Obi-Wan Kenobi?

"Come on dude, you know we're the good side of the force," Lewis said.

STOOPS' ENTORUAGE

En route from the national TV area to the local TV area, the Sooners were met by a horde of cameras shooting footage.

The cameras honed in paparazzi-style on Stoops.

"Bob's like Kim Kardashian," Lewis quipped.

METOYER STILL IN LIMBO

Stoops said he didn't have an update on five-star wide receiver Trey Metoyer, who told The Oklahoman last week he needs an A and a B in two classes at Tyler (Texas) Junior College to qualify to play at OU.

The best-case scenario is Metoyer misses the first week of fall camp (10 practices). OU players report on Aug. 3. Classes at Tyler end on Aug. 11.

FRIENDLY IN-STATE RIVALRY

A reporter asked Ryan Broyles if Oklahoma has the nation's top two wide receivers; himself and Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State).

"Definitely," Broyles said. "I've been around him a couple of times. He's a good dude. He's totally humble."

Broyles already owns 10 school receiving records. Blackmon won the Biletnikoff award last year.


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