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Oklahoman Published: January 4, 2009
Bradford to wear splint
OU coach Bob Stoops said Saturday that quarterback Sam Bradford will wear a splint on his left thumb against Florida, but that it won’t hamper him in any way.

"He’s going to be in a splint, and the splint has been reduced each day,” Stoops said. "He’s been taking snaps at home ever since, really the last two, three practices.

"It’s not an issue.”

Dolphin Stadium preview
In the span of eight days, Dolphin Stadium will host three football games, with the field getting re-sodded twice.

How will the footing be for the OU-Florida national title game? A sneak preview could be the Miami-Baltimore AFC playoff game today from Dolphin Stadium, which comes less than 72 hours after the Orange Bowl.

"You’ll notice that you never see the sod tearing up or the paint coming off during one of our games,” Dolphin Stadium senior director of grounds Al Sigwardt told the Miami Herald. "It’s the special sod made exclusively for us.”

Who’s the tailback?
Not only do the Sooners say it doesn’t matter who plays tailback for them, some say they never knew whether Chris Brown or DeMarco Murray was in the game.

Murray will miss the title game with a hamstring injury.

"Half the time, we don’t know who’s behind us anyway,” OU tight end Jermaine Gresham said. "With the running backs, you never know.”

In the Sooners’ no-huddle offense, players are too busy to see who’s in the game. Gresham says he usually finds out who is running the ball when the tailback picks himself off the ground.


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