Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tulsa Hurricane: Quote Roundup


Jul 23, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops speaks to the media during the Big 12 media days at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

With the Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tulsa Hurricane coming up, here is a look at the quote roundup heading into the third OU game of the 2013 college football season.

“When we made the switch, regardless of what reasonings, things just weren’t going as well as we felt they should have. So we wanted to give Blake an opportunity. With Trevor now being out a week or two … we’re starting Blake here this week.” – Bob Stoops

“We know whoever is going to be our starting quarterback is going to get the job done. We have faith in him. We rely on him and he is going to lead our offense out there and we’re going to get the job done. I don’t think that’s a distraction for us. We put our trust in our quarterback.” – Brennan Clay

“I’ve said this from the very beginning to all those guys — the strength of [the quarterback] position is going to have to be the group. I would say that every year, but it’s certainly true this year with an injury.” – Josh Heupel

“We’ve always wanted guys with character, excellent passers, doesn’t have to be a huge arm, but good passers. And good athletes. We’ve had better athletes than maybe we’ve been given credit for, just because we haven’t run ’em a bunch.” – Bob Stoops

“The tempo’s still there of course. But the rushing, stretching out the time of possession on our offense and giving some rest to the defense has definitely helped.” – Jalen Saunders

“If you are running the football, you are controlling the line of scrimmage. At times last year, we weren’t able to do that on either side of the ball. That’s what we have to get better at and we’re making a conscious effort to be more physical on the line of scrimmage on both sides.” – Mike Stoops“It would take pretty special circumstances for me to root against the University of Oklahoma. There’s only one circumstance that I can think of, and that’s my son or daughter is playing for the other team.” – JC Watts, whose son plays for Tulsa

“It’s a team with a lot of Oklahoma guys that are going to come back here and try and prove something. So we know that we’re going to get their best shot.” – Trey Millard

“[Kendal Thompson’s] done a good job trying to keep his arm in shape. Once he was able to be in the boot and put pressure on it, he did a good job of throwing. Other than just having to get through his progressions and get the feel of the game, get the speed of it, he’s doing good.” – Josh Heupel

“After last year, we can’t let that repeat itself. We want to get back to where OU was in the early 2000s — known for their defense. In the offseason, we took a lot of heat from past players. It’s definitely motivated us to come back and have a good showing.” – Gabe Lynn

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