|News from Miami
UM coach Randy Shannon scoffed at the notion that his
players will be affected by the crowd on Saturday,
no matter how big it is. "It won't be a shock," Shannon
said. "Some of these (UM players) are from Texas...
"Everything is on the hush-hush right now," Jenkins
said. "It will come out. We've got a big surprise,
something for everybody." Jenkins continued to
say the coaching staff informed the players that...
After a tough workout session in full pads on Tuesday,
UM worked out in shells on Wednesday. Loud music was
played to help the Hurricanes get acclimated to the
environment expected for Saturday's game...
This week as Miami has prepared for Oklahoma, some
of you brought up the idea that UM may have been saving
something for the Sooners this week and thus that was
the reason Kirby Freeman and the...
He wants them to know those titanic clashes with Miami
in a bygone era still resonate today, that the history
remains relevant and important as they prepare to meet
the Hurricanes on Saturday. He wants them...
Calls to Miami radio shows have taken on a common theme
the past few days. That is, "The Hurricanes won't
beat Oklahoma with that passing game." Miami threw
for 81 yards in its 31-3 win over Marshall...
Sophomore WR Sam Shields could start Saturday against
Oklahoma. After missing the first game due to a violation
of team rules, Shields, a projected starter, was replaced
by Khalil Jones in the starting lineup...
Shannon, who in the glow of victory pronounced the
win as "something special" for the city,
county and all of South Florida, promised the Hurricanes
would arrive for their next assignment "confident" of
Have fun watching the tape, and then toss it, because
the University of Oklahoma team that embarrassed North
Texas in the season opener probably isn't the one that
will line up against Miami on Saturday...
"We can't worry about what happened when I played.
We have to worry about this team. It is a new team,
new generation, new start and fresh faces. It's not
Barry Switzer and Jimmy Johnson, but it's Randy...
One other Johnson tidbit. He says that Miami had a
mental edge over Oklahoma in the 1987 national championship
game in the Orange Bowl because the Hurricanes had
beaten the Sooners during the 1985...
The day was Sept. 27, 1986, and Oklahoma football coach
Barry Switzer was through with the Miami Hurricanes
-- or so he thought. "I never want to play them
again," Switzer grumbled following Miami's...
Despite being unranked, the University of Miami has
the respect of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. Stoops spoke
on a media teleconference Monday and said his team
has no plans of overlooking the Hurricanes...
I'm just going to raise the question because I know
I'm not the only one who has thought about it since
Saturday: Should Kyle Wright start against Oklahoma?
Look, I'm not trying to start a...
Van Dyke can be certain that will change Saturday when
the Hurricanes face No. 6 Oklahoma in Norman. For at
least part of the afternoon, Van Dyke will be matched
up with Malcolm Kelly, the Sooners...
Gameday Central: OU vs. Miami
Report: Miami Hurricanes
Coach and Player Quotes on Miami Game
Defense Talks Hurricanes
Holiday for the Sooners
Front & Center:
Coop on the Miami Game
Says: Statement Game in Norman
Face Bigger Challenge Saturday
Jumps to No. 5 in AP Poll
Holiday on Monday for Sooners
Blast North Texas, 79-10, to Open 2007
Shannon Holds Weekly Press Conference
Travels to No. 5 Oklahoma
Opens with 31-3 Win Against Marshall
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Can I switch my pick in that conference? I liked Texas
over Oklahoma because of Colt McCoy. Even if it was
a 69-point victory over North Texas, OU was crisper
than a new can of Pringle's. Freshman DeMarco...
The ultimate barometer
comes Saturday in Norman, Okla., where Shannon's refocused
Hurricanes meet No. 5 Oklahoma (1-0) in a compelling
cross-conference matchup. An upset would vault Miami...
The top three teams in the country didn't exactly open
eyes against lackluster competition but the team that
was the most impressive in its debut had to be Oklahoma.
Yes, the Blitz knows the Sooners opened with a...
Bob Stoops isn't losing any sleep over the Miami Hurricanes.
Even playing the Miami Dolphins probably wouldn't interrupt
the confident coach's slumber. "I'm not much on
staying up at night. I'm not a big worry...
Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford. Does the future look bright
in the Sooner backfield, or what? In his first game
as the starter, the redshirt freshman went a near-perfect
21-of-23 for 363 yards and three touchdowns...
Sure, the Hurricanes can run the ball, but QB Kirby
Freeman completed just 9-of-21 passes for 81 yards
against Marshall and failed to inspire and sort of
confidence in the downfield passing game. Even if....
College Football News
Good heavens, what got into Bob Stoops' team
Saturday night? Oklahoma is always a good team, but
we had no idea that it could put together an offensive
showing similar to the one it did this past Saturday...
College Football Report
Miami has one
of the best defensive lines in the nation, and an All-American
free safety in Kenny Phillips. It's worth noting that
Oklahoma's defense is pretty fast, and Bradford has
played against the Sooners more than...
Oklahoma and Miami conjure up memories of Testaverde
and Bosworth for thirty-something fans, like me. The
Sooners fans have been waiting 20 years for payback
after three straight losses to the Hurricanes...
"The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity," center
Jon Cooper said. Added Iglesias, "You dream about
playing against Miami." This will be the first
time Oklahoma will face Miami (1-0) since three...
The ranking should be higher because... it's not possible
for a team to play any better than it did against North
Texas in the first half. Sam Bradford looked like Peyton
Manning, and DeMarco Murray emerged as a....
His first test as a coach will be in Norman, Okla.,
against the fifth-ranked Sooners, and it will be as
loud and alive as college football can be on a Saturday
afternoon. But promise one thing as this game comes...
All the more reason
to get up for a game that could ignite another stellar
season. With apologies to North Texas - and the 79-10
beating it took in Norman - this is the kind of tilt
that can solidify the Sooners' No. 5...
New York Post
Congratulations, Sam Bradford. In your first career
start, you broke Josh Heupel's school record for passing
yards in a half (350) and tied Jason White's record
of 18-consecutive completions. Your reward? A date...
Jamelle Holieway has his wardrobe all set for Saturday. "I'm
going to have a shirt on that says 'Redemption,"'
the former wishbone-running Oklahoma quarterback said. "I've
waited a long time." He pauses, then laughs...
The Sporting News
If it were 2001, this would be the most anticipated
game of Week 2. Oh, what a difference six years can
make. Canes coach Randy Shannon, who got an easy win
in Week 1, faces a much tougher test in his second...
Switzer told Aikman "something I've never told
you before... our coaches brought a scouting report
that Miami had left in the (locker) room, and they
had on there, the first thing they had to do to win
Speaking of the Sooners, no one in crimson and cream
was sounding overconfident heading into the Miami game. "You
can't get too caught up in the numbers," said
Bradford, who wasn't the only redshirt freshman to...
Dallas Morning News
As he often does before Oklahoma plays an old rival,
Sooner coach Bob Stoops gave his players a brief lesson
on the OU-Miami series Monday. "I explained to
them the '70s games, which people tend to not want...
Did Oklahoma play perfect in a 79-10 rout of North
Texas on Saturday? No. But did they surpass head coach
Bob Stoops' expectations? Not quite. "I would
say meet (expectations)," he said. "I've
Oklahoma coaches said they have made it clear to the
players this week that they can count on three things
from Miami on Saturday. The Hurricanes will feature
speed at almost every position, and they'll look to
So much for first-game jitters. Bradford looked as
comfortable as if he was pitching with his friends
in his backyard with his monster opening-game performance
against the Mean Green.2 Even with his outward...
San Antonio Express-News
Strong safety Kenny Phillips leads one of the most
touted defensive backfields in the nation. Not that
Kelly expects to be fazed. "I still think in the
end, I'll take our secondary any day," Kelly said. "I
Bradford's game exam comes this Saturday, not last
Saturday. Bradford's baptism comes with a dunking against
Miami's big, bad defense, not with a sprinkling from
the brain trust of Southlake Carroll. "It's a...