Thursday, August 3, 2006

(8/3) Stoops officially names Thompson starter, Smith on Thorpe Watch List

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stoops talks to the media, and names Thompson starter:
In a press conference at 3 p.m. today, Bob Stoops announced that Paul Thompson will take the reigns as starting quarterback for OU. He also addressed the fact taht Rhett Bomar and J.D. Quinn were dismissed from the University of Oklahoma football team Wednesday after a school investigation determined they had been paid for hours they did not work at a Norman car dealership. "We'll discuss it today and no longer after today," Stoops said. "If somebody knows the rules and knowingly breaks them, then everyone suffers the consequences." (

Oklahoma's Smith on Jim Thope watch list: Oklahoma defensive back Reggie Smith has been named to the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented annually to the nation's best college defensive back. Smith, who is one of 33 candidates, started 10 games in 2005 as a freshman and recorded 47 tackles en route to being named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-America and All-Big 12 teams. The Edmond native joins four other Sooners that were named to various preseason watch lists this season in June (Adrian Peterson - Maxwell Award, C.J. Ah You and Larry Birdine - Hendricks Award and Rufus Alexander - Bednarik Award and Lott Trophy). Smith, a 6-1, 199-pound sophomore from Sante Fe High School, started the last nine games of the 2005 season at strong safety and posted interceptions against Kansas State and Texas A&M. He also tackled a season-high eight versus Nebraska and Texas A&M. Oklahoma has three Jim Thorpe Award winners in its historic program, two of which came under current head coach Bob Stoops. Derrick Strait last won the award in 2003, two years after Roy Williams was honored in 2001. Rickey Dixon became the Sooners' first recipient of the award in 1987. ( Release)

Ex-OU QB Bomar has no comment at airport: KWTV Video via

Thompson steps up to QB post: Norman Transcript

Stoops: Thompson is OU's starting quarterback: Dallas Morning News

Apparently, illegal isn't just for 'procedure' anymore:

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