Apparently, Bob Stoops didn't get his talking points passed out to everyone in the Switzer Center, though. Senior center Gabe Ikard said the Notre Dame contest will be a pivotal one for this team and “could point our season in one direction or the other.”
Also during the bye week, co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell shot down the idea that this is just another game.
“This is a special game,” Norvell said. “We'd be lying if we say it's just another game. It's not. You don't get to play in South Bend very often.” (The Oklahoman)