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.”