Thursday, October 9, 2008

(10/9) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Sooners using shirts as reminder: Oklahoma players wore special workout shirts this summer that detailed team goals. One shirt said, "Built Road Tough." OU was 2-2 last year in true road games and lost to West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona. "That [road] shirt let us know you got to be tough on the road," Clayton said. "That's what we did last year on the road. We gave up. We quit. We weren't tough. The shirts are more motivational." Another shirt, which Clayton was wearing at Monday's practice said, "Oklahoma Strength & Speed" on the front and "Fed Ex BCS National Championship 2009" on the back. (Dallas Morning News)

Sam's Cotton Bowl prospective: This will be OU quarterback Sam Bradford's third trip down "The Tunnel." He was a first-year freshman in 2006, watching while Paul Thompson and Joey Halzle prepared to take all the reps. Last year, it was his show. "It was night and day," he said. "Going down there the first year, it was fun being part of the experience, getting to go down the tunnel and being a part of it on the field. But last year, knowing I was going to play the game, it was something I had wanted to do for a while. It was pretty much two totally different experiences. The first year, I was pretty much along for the ride, and last year it was a business trip." (Tulsa World)

McCoy's perspectives on the Rivalry:

Cotton Bowl -- More seats, new atmosphere: The Oklahoman

Follow the leader: The Oklahoman

Quoteboard -- The future of OU-Texas: The Oklahoman

A perfect start for the state: The Oklahoman

Big 12 beats out SEC based on its quarterbacks: The Oklahoman

OU's cornermen: Norman Transcript

Lately, 'D' key to OU success: Tulsa World

Know the foe -- Texas: Tulsa World

What they're writing: Tulsa World

Don't expect Colt to cooperate: Tulsa World

Stoops helps Sooners' defense by guiding young cornerbacks: Tulsa World

Red River Memories: Tulsa World

Up close with Keenan Clayton: Tulsa World

Oklahoma's Murray says he feels fine: Star-Telegram

'Horns aim to spread out passes: Star-Telegram

Red River rivalry matchup, flashback: Star-Telegram

Stoops has Oklahoma rolling through Dallas again: Dallas Morning News

Miller more comfortable with choice of Texas: Dallas Morning News

Rowlett WR, Naaman Forest RB are committed to Red River Rivalry: Dallas Morning News

UT secondary no longer primary concern for team: Houston Chronicle

Texas still looking for third reliable receiver: Austin American-Statesman

The game Muschamp was hired to coach: Austin American-Statesman

OU-Texas rivalry has rich history: Enid News and Eagle

Stoops notes his Fair Park greeting has changed:

OU's Chris Brown talks about upcoming showdown with Texas:

OU offensive line hopes to return to form:

Breaking the huddle on the Red River Rivalry:

Red River Rivalry can seal fate for OU, Texas: Fox

Red River Rivalry highlights second week of Big 12 play: The University Daily Kansan

A wild decade aboard OU's wagon: USA Today

Big 12 is messing with unbeaten and unnoticed Texas Longhorns: NY Daily News

Win over Texas would say a lot about Stoops, Sooners: Philadelphia Daily News
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