Friday, December 19, 2008

(12/19) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Heisman scores big locally: ESPN's one-hour Heisman Trophy presentation show, which included the announcement that OU quarterback Sam Bradford had won the award, drew a huge 19.6 rating in the Oklahoma City television market. Nationally, it set an ESPN record with 3,058,000 households and tied the 3.1 rating of 2007.
Sports events Dec. 9-16
1. Heisman Trophy Presentation, Saturday, ESPN, 19.6.
2. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, NFL, Sunday, KFOR-4, 15.5.
(Ratings rundown at NewsOK.com)

Mack Brown considers giving up coaches vote: The Texas coach indicated Thursday that his opinion isn't just talk. He acknowledged that he might give up his vote in the USA Today coaches' poll next season. "I don't think coaches should vote," Brown said. "I'm going to have to do a lot of soul-searching to see if I continue to vote." (Dallas Morning News)

Venables visited Pelini to discuss Florida: Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables visited Saturday with Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, apparently to discuss strategy to stop Florida's offense. Pelini previously was defensive coordinator at LSU, and the Tigers were 2-1 against Florida in those three seasons. Florida never scored more than 24 points against Pelini's defenses. Pelini was defensive coordinator at Oklahoma in 2004. (Rivals.com)

Oklahoma vs. Florida is worth the wait: NY Newsday

BCS game in 3-D coming to Stillwater: The Oklahoman

Jenks' cornerback Gabe Lynn commits to OU: The Oklahoman

Jenks' Lynn commits to Oklahoma: Tulsa World

Stoops -- "I still have some Gator in me": Tulsa World

OU fans wringing hands: Star-Telegram

Streaking to a BCS colision: Gainseville Sun

Cherokee pride gets new triumph: Ashville Citizen-Times

Tebow excited to have Mullen back for title game: Florida Times-Union
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