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Mark Stoops speaks with the media before Saturday’s home opener

Earlier this evening, Coach Mark Stoops briefly spoke with the press and fielded questions regarding this week’s practices as well as Saturday’s game against Eastern. Here’s what you need to know:

On last week’s victory:

“Playing on the road against Southern Miss isn’t as easy as some people might think it is. But those are some talented guys. They’re very active on defense. And the first game of the year… you have a pretty good idea of what you have, but you never know what your football team looks like until you get that first game under your belt. So to go on the road and win when, maybe, you’re not playing as good as you’d like in certain cases – offensively – to be able to do what you have to do to win the game is most important.”

On Bunchy Stallings:

“He’s a little gimpy. But hopefully he’ll be able to play.”

On Lynn Bowden:

“We’re just looking to get him involved. Again, we had plans last week, and I want to say we had him in on the second series of the game… we had planned to get him the ball soon after that, but the first downs didn’t prevent itself, and it didn’t happen.”

“Any young player that we think is going to have an opportunity to contribute we try to bring along. It’s no different than Josh Paschal and guys that have contributed last week and the young wide-outs and all that. He’s no different. We’d like to get him involved. He’s very talented and each week he’s more and more comfortable. Hopefully he’ll get an opportunity to touch the football.”

See the rest of what Stoops had to say here:


Article written by Maggie Davis

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1 Comment for Mark Stoops speaks with the media before Saturday’s home opener

  1. fairweather
    9:21 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    let Bunchy get healthy before playing him. I hate to hear when these players battle an injury all season and are playing well below 100%, especially this early.