Sugar Bowl: What players and coaches were saying after Oklahoma's 45-31 win over Alabama

by Jason Kersey Modified: January 3, 2014 at 12:38 am •  Published: January 3, 2014

* Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, on the loss: “I wish it wouldn't have happened, but I'll definitely take the loss and definitely take the blame, because a lot of it is probably my fault.”

* Alabama receiver Kevin Norwood, immediately after McCarron's statement: “It's not just a one-man team. We all win and lose together. AJ can't put it all on himself. I can't let him do that.”

* Sophomore center Ty Darlington, one of Knight's best friends, on his performance: “I'm so freaking proud of that guy. He's been through so many ups and downs this year; so many people have doubted him when things didn't go his way in the beginning. He just kept preparing, kept fighting.”

* Sophomore linebacker Eric Striker: “Anyone who doubted us, they should bite their tongue. Tell 'em all to bite their tongue. Stephen A. (Smith), Skip Bayless, all of 'em.”

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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