Practice Went Surprisingly Well
Even though they’ve been off for two weeks, Stoops was pleased what he saw from his team in their first two bowl practices. “I was surprised honestly. We were relatively clean,” he said.
Recruiting Never Stops
Even if they’re committed to another school, it isn’t over until papers are signed.
“You know we never stop,” Stoops said. “We’re never gonna stop. We’re going to make it very difficult for somebody to tell us no.”
If you think he’s referring to Jedrick Wills, you’d be correct.
Bowl Practices a “Big Benefit” for Redshirts
Earlier today I shared a list of some of the players who have redshirted this season. Now it’s their time to shine in the extra bowl practices.
“When we work them throughout the year they’re simulating the other team’s offense or defense, and then when we scrimmage it’s really basics. We want to see who can play and do the basics when we work them throughout the year. Then as you get into this preparation, it’s good to push them a little bit, see who mentally can handle things.”
Stoops didn’t name names, but he started by saying he was pleased with the improvement from the big guys in the trenches.
A Thank You to the Fans
Stoops was happy to hear the news that the BBN quickly bought the initial allotment of TaxSlayer Bowl tickets.
“I’m very pleased that are fans are excited to go there,” Stoops said. “That’s a good feeling to know that our fans are buying those tickets and selling out our initial allotment. We need as many folks there as we can get.”
Kentucky’s Honey Badger, Mike Edwards, wore a honey badger shirt to today’s interviews. Tony Neely approves.