Friday, October 10, 2008

(10/10) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Murray says he's fine: Popular speculation is that after five games [DeMarco] Murray still doesn't have 2007's to-the-house speed after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated kneecap last winter. "I really don't want to talk about it," he reiterated. "I'm good. I'm ready to play." I know some plays haven't been there, but I find myself getting a little impatient at times and trying to break it and I miss the big one. I've just got to stop being impatient. It's going to come for me soon." Actually, through five games Murray has carried more times (85 attempts to 50) and for more yards (431-316) than a year ago, though his average per carry (5.1 yards) is down by almost a yard. He says he’s fine and that added strength and weight have made him a better between-the-tackles runner and a much better blocker. (Star-Telegram)

Nice gesture: [Mack] Brown is believed to be the first coach in series history to send flowers to his rival. He shipped a bouquet to Stoops and his wife, Carol, after the birth of their twin sons, Isaac and Jake, in 1999. The gesture caught Stoops by surprise. "I was sitting there thinking, 'I'm not supposed to like this guy.' So I like the man for about a week." (Dallas Morning News)

Backup QB remains a concern for Texas: Brown acknowledged Thursday that his team's chances would suffer greatly if starting quarterback Colt McCoy were to be injured. Brown said that the Longhorns would have to modify their offense if backups Chiles or Sherrod Harris were forced to replace McCoy. "John and Sherrod are both improving, but neither is where we want them to be," Brown said. "We're trying to be patient. We're trying to hang in there, but that's an area where we need to get better." (Austin American-Statesman)

Passion infuses OU-Texas rivalry:

OU-Texas now on the horizon: The Oklahoma Daily

Who will be this weekend’s X-factor? The Oklahoma Daily

Heated rivalry breeds mutual respect: The Oklahoma Daily

Sooners put foes in rally mode: The Oklahoman

Rivalry has escalated with Big 12 membership: The Oklahoman

OU Notebook -- Muschamp had the answers: The Oklahoman

Past and present players weigh in on Golden Hat: The Oklahoman

Q&A with Kirk Herbstreit: The Oklahoman

OU-Texas notes: The Oklahoman

GameDay goes mobile: The Oklahoman

Heisman showdown: Tulsa World

Muschamp brings intensity to Longhorns: Tulsa World

OU Notebook: Tulsa World

Texas writer on Stoops -- "We hate his guts": Tulsa World

Bradford's mind on title, not trophy: Tulsa World

OU-Texas matchups: Tulsa World

Murray looking for big game: Norman Transcript

DART offers alternative route to OU-Texas: Norman Transcript

Texas Sooners are true to OU in Red Rivalry game: Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma enjoys flow of recruits from below Red River: Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma linebacker finds it tough back in Texas: Dallas Morning News

Return of DT Granger could be big boost for Oklahoma run defense: Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma TE Gresham talks about Cotton Bowl tunnel: Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma LB Clayton often hears about being a Sooner from Texas: Dallas Morning News

Oklahoma defensive tackle took the pain, now dishes it out: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

A Red River royale: Austin American-Statesman

Miller is a fiery on-field presence for Horns: Austin American-Statesman

Miller more comfortable with choice of Texas: Austin American-Statesman

Believe it or not, OU's Reynolds is a scholarship player (and more): Austin American-Statesman

He may be Horns "other" coordinator, but Davis is working magic: Austin American-Statesman

Stoops has uplifted Sooner Nation: Houston Chronicle

Texas-OU set for no-huddle attack mode: San Antonio Express-News

Lessons from the past could help Longhorns: San Antonio Express-News

'Horns aim to spread out passes: Star-Telegram

Red River rivalry matchup, flashback: Star-Telegram

Bradford steady amid UT-OU hoopla:

Look for Sooners, Tigers to win showdowns:

Mature, confident McCoy playing better than ever:

Bradford centerpiece of Big 12's golden QB carousel:

Oklahoma-Texas preview: Fox

Fast times in Oklahoma: Wall Street Journal

No. 1 Sooners are their own worst critic: Associated Press

Texas' Brown well past old losing streak to OU: Associated Press

Red River implications beyond mere rivalry rights: Chicago Sun-Times

Slide show: Key players in Oklahoma-Texas game: NBC Sports

Five Reasons OU Will Beat Texas On Saturday: Crimson and Cream Machine
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