Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles will join Coach Stoops in Bristol, Conn., for a day at the ESPN campus on Friday. The Sooners will participate in the famous "car wash" where sports figures appear on multiple network platforms (TV, internet, radio) in quick succession. Visit OU's official Facebook and Twitter pages for updates, and stay tuned to SoonerSports.com for exclusive coverage from the trip.
Matt Hayes of the Sporting News: "In case everyone around here forgot, when the stadiums are full and the lights are on, it's all Crimson and Cream, all the time in the Big 12. So while every other school here is concerned about its place in an ever-changing game, while the conference searches for an identity, it's time to embrace..."
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Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman: "The game, the winning streak, the national championship, everything on the line, and Bud Wilkinson doesn't play it by the book. Decades later, coaches like Bill Belichick and Barry Switzer would be reviled for making such a call and failing. This was serious business. Not enough coaches go..."
From the Lawrence Journal-World: "I think the Sooners will put up similar, gargantuan numbers in 2011. Three years ago, Sam Bradford-led OU put up 51.14 points per game during the year it lost to Florida in the BCS Championship. This OU team is just as loaded.
Oklahoma will average 45 points per game. Bedlam could..."
From the Lawrence Journal-World: "Wednesday, the Big 12 released the results of its preseason poll, and, for the 10th time since the inception of the conference, Bob Stoops' Oklahoma football team has been picked first. This, of course, marks the first time that the Sooners have been voted as outright champions..."
John Shinn of the Norman Transcript: "Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis was named Big 12 Conference's preseason defensive player of the year Tuesday. The honor was bestowed on the senior after the preseason all-conference team was chosen by media who cover the league. The Sooners placed eight players on the..."
From ESPN: "After a year away, Oklahoma returned to the national title game to give the Big 12 three appearances in four seasons. This time around, though, the Sooners brought the national title back to Big 12 country, beating Alabama* 27-17 and ending the SEC's run of five consecutive BCS titles in this EA Sports..."
Mike Baldwin of the Oklahoman: "OU has only six senior starters but a ton of experience, more than any team in the Bob Stoops era. Most preseason publications list the Sooners with 15 returning starters. But that doesn't tell the entire story. The Sooners return 29 offensive and defensive players that have made at least one start..."
From Yahoo Sports: "Peterson immediately burst on the scene at a true freshman and quickly established himself as one of the premier running back in Oklahoma's storied history. He rushed for 100 yards in his first college game, which started a streak of nine consecutive games in which he reached triple-digits. He set an NCAA..."
From the Columbia Tribune: "Millard, a 2010 Rock Bridge graduate, might be the most versatile of OU's long line of fullbacks during the Bob Stoops era and finished last year with 16 catches, three rushing touchdowns and heaps of Stoops praise. Block, run, catch. Millard does it all for OU. "He fit our offensive scheme perfectly..."
From the Tulsa World: "The scholarship restrictions force coaches to shape depth charts as best as possible, and to me Stoops is tops in the conference at recruiting and then molding talent. He gets the blue chips and also has the ability, along with his staff, to coach and train players for 'championships,' to borrow the word Stoops..."
FS Southwest: "Grissom entered college at 230 pounds, a tad undersized for a defensive end. He spent last season bulking up, and the results are apparent. He is up to nearly 250 pounds thanks to Oklahoma's excellent strength training program. The departure of Jeremy Beal has opened up at least one spot at defensive end..."
FS Southwest: "Like an assembly line of sorts, Oklahoma always churns out some of the Big 12's, and the nation's best linebackers. Leading the way for a defense that is consistently one of the conference's best, the Sooners' linebacker history is impressive. Players like Brian Bosworth, Teddy Lehman, and Rocky Calmus..."
From FS Southwest: "It's a national title type of schedule as long as the Sooners can take care of business in the three big games away from Norman against Florida State, Texas, and Oklahoma State. The opener against Tulsa will be a nice test for the defense with the showdown at Florida State looming two weeks later. Getting..."
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