Sunday, January 4, 2009

(1/4) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Franks offers bulletin board material: Dominique Franks said Florida's Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman winner and 2008 finalist, would "probably be about the fourth best quarterback" in the Big 12. That's behind OU's Sam Bradford - the 2008 Heisman winner - Texas' Colt McCoy and Texas Tech's Graham Harrell. "I really think with those three guys, it's a lot harder to prepare for those guys," Franks said. " We're coming in and facing Tebow, and he wants to run the ball a lot more. "He's predominantly a running quarterback. So to me [playing in the secondary] it's going to be a lot easier for us to prepare to stop the run than having to face a quarterback that might throw the ball 40 or 50 times a game." (Dallas Morning News)

Parcells visits Sooners practice: Bill Parcells, the Dolphins' vice president of football operations, visited OU's practice Saturday, and took a moment to address the team. "It's always important when you get a legendary figure and a guy that's a hall of fame coach, you get a chance to be around him and say hello," Stoops said. "I like our guys to get a chance to see and hear from those kinds of guys." Before leaving practice, Parcells made a point to encourage DeMarcus Granger, the defensive tackle recovering from back surgery, who was standing by himself on crutches on the sideline. "He's just evaluating our players," Stoops said. "I've always been a big fan of the way he coaches. And the way he handles you media guys, too." (Tulsa World)

Game will have profound impact on OU football legacy: The Oklahoman

OU offense, Gator defense bracing itself for OU's hurry-up routine: The Oklahoman

Stoops refutes Broncos rumor: The Oklahoman

Passing woes: Tulsa World

Q&A with Barry Switzer: Tulsa World

Stoops says he's staying put: Norman Transcript

Big 12 offense vs. SEC defense debate to play out on big stage: Dallas Morning News

OU eager to show defense isn't a weakness: Star-Telegram

Oklahoma's Brown has BCS championship dreams: Miami Herald

UF's secondary has made tremendous strides since last season: Miami Herald

BCS Championship game notebook: Miami Herald

Oklahoma -- Fast and furious: Gainesville Sun

OU gets big lift from top assistant: Gainesville Sun

Stoops made big impression at UF: Gainesville Sun

Stoops has nice stay: Daytona Beach-News

Florida secondary faces exam: Ft. Myers News-Press

UF defense ready for onslaught: Tampa Tribune

Reaching BCS finale is nice for Gators, but...: Tampa Tribune

Gators' Meyer has friendship with Oklahoma's Stoops: Tampa Tribune

Parcells to OU, Stoops not to the Broncos: Sportsline

Spikes -- The best athletes in Big 12 don't play defense: Palm Beach Post

UF defense set on limiting Sooners: Orlando Sentinel

No Murray, no worries for Oklahoma rushing attack: ESPN.com

Heisman hasn't consumed Bradford's life: ESPN.com

Gators, Sooners have '1' thing on their minds: Boston Globe
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