Monday, January 5, 2009

(1/5) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Box, Balogun expected to play: Oklahoma middle linebacker Austin Box, who sustained a knee sprain against Oklahoma State on Nov. 29, is also back at practice. Brent Venables said that Box and the backup Mike Balogun would play against Florida. After practice Sunday, Coach Bob Stoops said Box's knee was "loosening up for him and he's moving around pretty well, really." (NY Times)

Former Sooner Clayton visits team: Ex-Sooner and current Baltimore Ravens wideout Mark Clayton made an impromptu appearance at OU's press conference Sunday morning at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Clayton wished defensive coordinator Brent Venables and several Sooner players luck in the BCS National Championship before heading to Dolphin Stadium for Baltimore's NFL playoff game against Miami. The Ravens stayed at the Harbor Beach Marriott over the weekend, the same hotel where all the BCS National Championship press conferences were held. (The Oklahoman)

Bulletin board material?: Norman Transcript

OU's defense under fire: Norman Transcript

Where will the 2008 Sooner offense rank?: The Oklahoman

War of words -- It's not Big 12 vs. SEC: The Oklahoman

Better OU offense? 2008 or 1971?: The Oklahoman

Daily log: Tulsa World

Notebook: Tulsa World

Sooner defense must stand firm: Tulsa World

Florida rallies around Spikes: Tulsa World

Bulletin board material: Tulsa World

Sooners out to end bowl losing streak: Dallas Morning News

Gators, Sooners can settle debate -- SEC or Big 12?: Dallas Morning News

How will Tebow respond to OU's verbal challenge?: Orlando Sentinel

Florida, Oklahoma steering clear of South Beach pitfalls: Orlando Sentinel

American Indians across the nation inspired by Bradford's emergence: Orlando Sentinel

Sooners say they can handle Tebow and Gators: Miami Herald

BCS Championship notebook: Miami Herald

UT, OU clubs to party at same eatery on game day: Gainesville Sun

Notebook -- Tebow flaws: Gainesville Sun

Offense by committe: Gainesville Sun

OU gives UF bulletin-board fodder: Gainesville Sun

Gators defense faces biggest challenge in Sooners: Tampa Tribune

Sooners defensive back says Big 12 quarterbacks better than Gators' Tebow: Tampa Tribune

Gators hoping to hold the Sooners to 16 or less: Tampa Bay Tribune

Meyer, Stoops go for the jugular: ESPN.com

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

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

Multiple middle linebackers challenging for OU: ESPN.com

Oklahoma's passing game has been culprit in BCS struggles: ESPN.com

Harris discounts Heisman Trophy matchup: ESPN.com

Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow are Heismans apart: LA Times

Stardom sudden for Sam: Boston Globe

Franks says Tebow doesn't intimidate OU: Sportsline.com

Sooners' speedy no-huddle offense will test Florida's young defense: SI.com

BCS-Championship game story filled with subplots: USA Today

Oklahoma looks to right bowl wrongs: Kansas City Star
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