OU football notebook: Ronnell Lewis out two to three weeks

Junior defensive end Ronnell Lewis will miss the rest of the regular season with a sprained knee.
By MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: November 21, 2011

“It's both,” Stoops said. “I don't mean this critical but some people think other people don't have (talented players) and we have them all. Sometimes we don't have as many as other people do. In the end they got open a heck of a lot better than we covered.”

Can that be traced back to recruiting?

“Absolutely,” Stoops said. “You think everybody just wants to walk in here. It's pretty hard (to monopolize talent)... Everyone, just because we win a lot, thinks everyone is knocking the door down to get here. That's not always the case. It's always competitive.”

Broyles a Biletnikoff finalist

For the second consecutive year Oklahoma senior wide receiver Ryan Broyles is a Biletnikoff Award finalist along with reigning winner Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State) and USC's Robert Woods.

Broyles, who underwent successful knee surgery on Monday after suffering a season ending injury two weeks ago against Texas A&M, became the all-time leading receiver in Division I history earlier this season.

Adjusting the primary goal

All season long the primary focus was to win a national title. With two losses, that goal no longer is a possibility.

“I want to be the best team every year,” said quarterback Landry Jones. “It's tough not being able to play in that game. It's sucks for sure. But we're going to show our character, show how this team is built. We're a tough minded team. We still have great goals in front of us.”

The primary goal now is another Big 12 title.

“The main thing for us is to stay focused on these last two games,” said senior defensive end Frank Alexander. “We can't worry about what happened with Baylor. We have to let that go and move on because the Big 12 championship is still in front of us.”


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