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OU Football Notebook: Sam Bradford has another strong practice

Oklahoman Modified: September 30, 2009 at 8:09 am •  Published: September 30, 2009
OU quarterback Sam Bradford continues to progress with his injured throwing shoulder, doing even more passing Tuesday than he did Monday.

"Looked good,” coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday night during his weekly radio show.

A source close to the program said Bradford has split snaps with the first team in practice this week with redshirt freshman Landry Jones, who has started the last two games in place of Bradford.

Stoops still isn’t ready to announce whether Bradford will play Saturday at Miami, but said Bradford hasn’t had any setbacks in his recovery and wasn’t particularly sore Tuesday morning after throwing during Monday’s practice.

"That’s positive in that everything to this point that he has done he has handled in a positive way and he has made daily progress,” Stoops said. "That part is encouraging. But it’s just too early to determine his status for Saturday. I’m not able to give the answer yet, until we see what Sam’s capable of throughout the week. Is he able to make all the throws? Is he able to do it without too much soreness? How does he react the next day?

"All of those things need to be determined, and they won’t be determined until we get later in the week, probably sometime Thursday or Friday, and maybe Saturday, depending on how it goes.”

No Tweet policy
Twitter made national sports headlines this week after both Texas Tech coach Mike Leach and New York Jets coach Rex Ryan suspended players for tweeting.

Stoops admitted that after reading all the Twitter stories in Monday’s paper, he decided to ask if any of his players had Twitter accounts after Monday’s practice.

"Nobody put their hand up,” Stoops said.

Stoops pointed out that he would not approve his players having Twitter accounts, especially if they divulged any information to the public about the team.

"I would be disappointed if that were the case with any of our guys,” Stoops said.

Men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel has a Twitter account, but Stoops does not and said he has no plans to get one.

Stoops does have an account with the social-networking site Facebook, but said he only uses it for recruiting purposes.

Field of dreams
Stoops declared that the dirt baseball infield at Land Shark Stadium will be replaced with grass before the OU-Miami game. The Hurricanes share the field with baseball’s Florida Marlins, who don’t have any more home games.

Changes for the field, however, were on hold with the Marlins in contention for a wild-card spot, which they no longer are.


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