Stoops Press Conference Notes

Mike Stoops met with the media on Monday and here are a handful of quotes related to the team:

Mike Stoops met with the media on Monday and here are a handful of quotes related to the team:

  • "Juron has really come through for us and he plays very maturely. He is still learning, but he has a big future. He is a strong and explosive player. He is a guy we thought would be a good player but I don't know if any of us thought he would be this type of player this early."

  • On Terrell Reese: "We will put him down there on the scout team and when he recommits himself to this team he will work himself back," Stoops said. "When we feel that he does the time we will see. That will be determined as we move forward.

    "He will be suspended for these next two games and then from there it will be my decision and his decision on how focused and committed he is on helping us win. I am certainly disappointed in his actions but we are still in the business to help people and hopefully he will learn a valuable lesson through this."

  • "I thought our run defense was really good," he said. "I thought [db]Earl Mitchell[/db] and [db]Sterling Lewis[/db] played outstanding games. [db]Devin Ross[/db] played another strong game and gives us a big time athlete out there.

    "Defensively we are playing good and you could see the depth of our team starting to show. We are playing without some big time players and we are still playing at a high level."

  • "Obviously Sterling played an excellent football game," he said. "You can see his athleticism and speed on the field. Sterling will get the majority of the reps. We have always felt good about Sterling and with [db]Vuna Tuihalamaka[/db] we feel like we have some outstanding linebackers.

    "Vuna will have to cross train a little bit to make sure that if anything happened to either one of those linebackers he could play either one of those spots. It should not be too much of a learning curve for him."

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