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OU football: What they're saying about the Sooners' 48-16 win over La. Tech

by Jason Kersey Published: August 30, 2014

Oklahoma opened the 2014 season with a 48-16 victory over Louisiana Tech.

Here’s a look at what some coaches and players had to say after the game:

Junior receiver Sterling Shepard, on his talk with Bob Stoops following first-quarter his touchdown reception. Shepard celebrated by running his hands across his chest: “In the Sugar Bowl, I got that penalty. I’ve never throat slashed in my life, but those things can get called and there’s nothing you can do about it, so you have to be smart in that area. That’s what I tried to do. I was trying to keep my head up, like, ‘No, that’s not a throat slash.’”

Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz, on Bob Stoops: “I told him beforehand that it is really unusual to see someone in today’s day be in the same place for 16 years, particularly at a place like Oklahoma where the expectations are so high. I think that is a real testament to him, his staff and the job that he has done with this team.”

Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol, on the OU defense: “They fly around the field. They’ve got good speed and they’ve got some big guys up front. They do a lot of great things schematically in their defense to kind of keep you off balance. All praise to them.”

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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