Every Monday afternoon during the football season, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops holds a weekly press conference. Sooners Illustrated is there for all of them and gives you the three biggest things from the event.
Game No. 7: vs. Texas Tech
Take No. 1: Fast food Friday
It has been sort of played out at this point about OU and its fast food barrage last Friday night as the team was delayed more than eight hours in its flight to Manhattan to take on Kansas State.
But Stoops brought up the point once again with some more detail about it. Apparently in one of the rooms, it turned into basically like a music room.
Stoops might have gotten the biggest ovation of the night, however, when he brought that room a bucket of KFC.
“In fact, I walked in with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken into the music room and they all went bananas,” Stoops said. “Little publicity there for Kentucky Fried Chicken. But it wasn’t fried it was the grilled kind.”
Stoops said after the 55-0 win at Kansas State that it was nothing but potluck fast food Friday because of that plane delay.
Take No. 2: Linebacker injury report
Heading into the Tech showdown, all the focus is about the linebackers for OU, at least the injury report will be.
Stoops said linebacker Jordan Evans is questionable heading into this week. It’s not a ligament issue, just a muscle issue so it shouldn’t be severe.
Stoops said linebacker Devante Bond should return this week. He said Bond was close to being ready to roll last week but wouldn’t have been able to be as explosive as he would need to be.
If Evans can’t go, it will be senior Frank Shannon getting that chance. The funny part of that is in 2013 it was Evans making his first career start because Shannon was injured.
Stoops also said Matt Romar’s toe injury shouldn’t be a big deal going forward but also praised how well Jordan Wade and Marquise Overton played in the middle.
Take No. 3: Sanchez earns honor
Another week, another Big 12 honor for the Sooners. This time around it was cornerback Zack Sanchez earning Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Sanchez had two interceptions in the shutout win, including a 38-yard return for touchdown to start the second half.
Stoops mentioned Sanchez and Jordan Thomas as two players who earned special mention defensively for the way they played.
Sanchez also earned the nod following his performance in OU’s win against Tennessee.