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OU football notebook: Sam Bradford wearing cast again

Oklahoman Modified: January 14, 2009 at 5:40 am •  Published: January 14, 2009
Bradford wearing cast again
Tuesday was a busy day in the middle of a busy week for the Bradford family. Tuesday morning, Sam Bradford was honored at a ceremony in the morning by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, who declared Jan. 13 "Sam Bradford Day.”

Sam was spotted wearing the cast again on his injured left thumb, after he wore just a splint preparing for and during the BCS National Championship.

But Bradford’s father, Kent Bradford, said the plan was always for Sam to wear the cast again for about a month after the title game as he recovers from torn ligaments.

Sooners lose WR commitment to Texas Tech
Four-star receiver prospect Eric Ward has switched his commitment from Oklahoma to Texas Tech, according to the Wichita Falls (Texas) Times Record News.

"I felt like I could do better at Tech,” Ward told the News. "I just wanted what was best for me. I’m happy with my decision, and I hope people will support me with my decision.”

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Ward finished his career at Wichita Falls Rider High School with 123 receptions for 2,127 yards and 24 touchdowns.

He was considered the 38th-best wide receiver recruit in the nation.

OU — which loses senior wide receivers Quentin Chaney, Juaquin Iglesias and Manny Johnson to graduation — now has a verbal commitment from only one prep receiver, Jaz Reynolds.