Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stoops to Fans: Make Some Noise

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stoops denies message board rumors: Some fans used Oklahoma's bye week to circulate a message board rumor that the Sooners would have a new kicker by Saturday night's game against No. 2 Texas Tech. Not true, according to coach Bob Stoops. "Same guys," he said Tuesday. "Hopefully they'll be better." That goes for kicker — Jimmy Stevens is 4-of-7 on field goals and has missed four extra points -- and a kickoff coverage unit that has allowed three returns for touchdowns despite constant personnel adjustments. "We've worked it every day for the last two weeks," Stoops said of the kick coverage. "It sure looks good in practice." (Tulsa World)

OU's home field advantage: Stoops has lost two games at Owen Field in 10 seasons. But he got the attention of the Oklahoma media when he suggested that the fans could contribute more decibels. He noted that opponents seldom resort to silent counts in Norman. "I really do hope our people take an interest in not just cheering when we're going into the end zone but actively cheering and making noise when they're trying to communicate and get something going and to hopefully take away from something that they're doing," Stoops said. (Dallas Morning News)

OU vs. Texas Tech tickets in demand: Purchasing a ticket to Saturday's game between No. 2 Texas Tech and No. 5 Oklahoma isn't cheap. Tickets are going for a minimum of $150 on the ticket-selling Web site StubHub.com. Lower level seats are up to $1,500 apiece. The game is also the best-selling OU home game in StubHub history based on dollar volume, according to company spokeswoman Joellen Ferrer. (The Oklahoman)

Stadium no factor to OU football coach Bob Stoops: The Oklahoman

Bradford vs. Harrell -- Heisman at stake on Saturday: The Oklahoman

Coach says Sooner fans need to be a distraction to Red Raiders' offense: Tulsa World

Listen to Stoops discuss crowd noise at home games: Tulsa World

Defense the key: Norman Transcript

Has it ever been like this before?: Norman Transcript

Tech turns tide against Oklahoma: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

After shaky start, Sooners' running game among Big 12's best: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

OU's struggling defense needs to stand up against Tech: Star-Telegram

Bradford looking forward to getting a real shot at Texas Tech: Star-Telegram

Tech receiver Crabtree stays focused on hauling in title: Star-Telegram
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