Wednesday, September 24, 2008

R.J. Washington not ready yet

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Mensik suffers ankle injury:
Third-string tight end Eric Mensik has a broken ankle and will be out for at least a month, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said Tuesday. Mensik suffered the injury in practice during the Sooners' open week when a teammate fell on his ankle during a blocking drill. The sophomore from Rosenberg, Texas, saw significant action in a 55-14 victory over Washington two weeks ago. (The Oklahoman)

Stoops not ready to play R.J. Washington yet: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday that he's not ready to burn a year of eligibility yet for freshman defensive end R.J. Washington. Stoops said Washington is still getting adjusted to the Sooners' defense. "If you just play a 4-3 and let those guys get wide and go, then he'd be in there," Stoops said. "There is just so much when you zone blitz. Who's dropping? Who's blitzing. Where you're blitzing. Is he twisting around somebody or is he going straight? R.J. is a bright, young guy who is doing great. We're probably just a little bit too complex in all that we ask these guys to do. We just fear that we're going to play him and, through the whole year, it's not going to be enough to warrant giving up his year." (Dallas Morning News)

Stoops open to moving conference games earlier: [The] OU coach was asked if he would be willing to play a Big 12 Conference opponent over the first few weeks of a season, thereby bumping one of the nonconference games down the calendar a bit. "I'd be open to it," he said. "I see the benefits for your crowd and for media and fan interest and college football's interest, to have a conference game somewhere in there early." As to how soon into a season Stoops would feel comfortable playing a conference foe? "I'd prefer three (weeks)," he said. "Sometimes two's enough, depending on how many guys you have coming back." (Tulsa World)

Stoops, Sooners preview TCU game:

Corners good but not that good: Norman Transcript

Stoops can be maddening but brilliant, too: Norman Transcript

The line up: Norman Transcript

Broyles Catches on: Tulsa World

Listen to Stoops in his weekly media conference: Tulsa World

Sam Bradford -- I knew he was special when...: The Oklahoman

Five people who know Bradford share insight: The Oklahoman

'Golden Greek' helped ignite new era at OU: The Oklahoman

Something has to give: The Oklahoman

Mesquite Horn-ex Moore could joing Oklahoma's DT rotation: Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma coach reminds players about loss to TCU: Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma's '05 loss to TCU isn't main motivating factor: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Brown's return gives TCU another weapon: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Oklahoma to test TCU's defense at home: USA Today

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