SoonersIllustrated.com BCS Coverage

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Premium StoryTrash Talk?
Joey Helmer of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 6, 2009
When the national spotlight shines at its brightest players need to be especially wary of what they say to the media, as OU cornerback Dom Franks can attest...   Full Story

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Premium StoryCooper Breaks Down the Fast Break
Greg Powers of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 5, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA – Oklahoma offensive lineman Jon Cooper believes that the Sooners are able to be successful running the "fast break" offense because they are in tremendous shape.   Full Story

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Premium StoryHeisman Vs. Heisman
Greg Powers of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 5, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA – The National Championship game will feature the 2007 Heisman winner Tim Tebow versus the 2008 Heisman winner Sam Bradford…   Full Story

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Premium StoryOU's Unstoppable Offense
Joey Helmer of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 5, 2009
With talent all over the place offensively and the unbelievable numbers the Sooners have put up, many have coined this Sooner offense as unstoppable...   Full Story

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Premium StoryThe Same Old Sam
Joey Helmer of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 5, 2009
Sam Bradford was a team guy before the Heisman ceremony and remains a team guy after with his goal of winning the BCS National Championship still set to be achieved...    Full Story

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Premium StoryOU Not Sweating Big 12 Bowl Image
Joey Helmer of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 5, 2009
Some of the top teams that OU beat in Big 12 conference play have suffered tough losses in their respective bowl games, but the Sooners believe that will have nothing to do with the the way they play on Thursday.   Full Story

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Premium StoryGerald McCoy Leads the Defensive Line
Bob Redman of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
For Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, leadership is just a natural thing. When approached by the media on Sunday, most that did not know him, it was evident that he looks at everything like a leader should. McCoy answered many questions about the high powered offense of BCS Championship foe Florida and the over looked defense of the Sooners. He answered them like a leader would.   Full Story

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Premium StoryMcCarney Readies for Sooner Onslaught
Larry Vettel of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
Florida defensive line coach Dan McCarney has been a big part of bringing the Gator defense a long way in 2008, but they have one tremendous challenge still to try and overcome. Florida faces the highest scoring offense in modern college football history when they take on Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship game.   Full Story

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Premium StoryVenables Praises Tebow
Larry Vettel of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
Not everyone in Norman, Oklahoma is ready to relegate Florida quarterback Tim Tebow to the second division of QBs in the Big 12. Sooners defensive coordinator Brent Venables wasn't about to get on board with comments from his cornerback Dominique Franks who questioned if Tebow would even be a quarterback in the Big 12. Venables has nothing but praise for the Gator star.   Full Story

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OU's Tempo is Hard to Handle
Joey Helmer of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 4, 2009
At the beginning of the year, most of the talk offensively was about the new addition to the Sooners' offense–not in personnel, but style...   Full Story

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Premium StorySooner Defenders Downgrade Tebow
Heath Cline of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
The debate in college football has raged all year about why the offenses in the Big 12 have put up such electrifying numbers this season. Apparently Oklahoma's defensive players have concluded it's because the offenses are so much greater than anyone else's in football that it's not even close.   Full Story

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Premium StoryBradford Looks to Avoid Heisman Curse
Heath Cline of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
This year's BCS Championship Game has a pair of Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks squaring off for just the second time ever. Interestingly enough, the first time that happened was the last time the BCS title was settled at Dolphins Stadium. An Oklahoma quarterback was one of the two Heisman winners involved.   Full Story

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Premium StoryStrong Concerned about Sooners' Tempo
Heath Cline of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
Not too many coaches find themselves confronted with the task of controlling an offense that's posted 60 points in five straight games. That's the challenge Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong is preparing for, as Oklahoma hopes to ride their high powered attack to the BCS title.   Full Story

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Premium StoryAudio: 15 minutes with Tim Tebow
Bob Redman of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
Tim Tebow is the rock star at the BCS game. He may not be the current Heisman Trophy winner but the 2007 winner is the media darling for the BCS Championship Game. When in front of the media, Tebow gets asked questions from every direction. Here is the 15 minutes Tebow got with the print media on Sunday in an audio format.   Full Story

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Premium StoryAudio: Five Minutes with Lendy Holmes
Bob Redman of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
Oklahoma free safety Lendy Holmes was all business at the BCS media function Sunday in Ft. Lauderdale (FL). The all Big 12 second team player has led the Sooners with five interceptions in 2008 and started in 13 games. Holmes answered a variety of questions for the media on Sunday and Scout.com was there to get him.   Full Story

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Premium StoryGator Defense Still Proving Themselves
Bob Redman of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
Not only are they getting the thought and constant banter of Oklahoma's high powered offense thrown in their face, the Florida defense has been over looked all season due to the success of the Florida offense. The Gators have come far in one season on defense.   Full Story

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Premium StoryGresham will test Gators
Heath Cline of FightinGators.com, Jan 4, 2009
Oklahoma's offense is loaded with outstanding talent, but the one who may pose the biggest problems for Florida's defense is tight end Jermaine Gresham. At 6-6 and 261 pounds, Gresham not only is a solid blocker but is also the Sooners second leading receiver.   Full Story

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Premium StoryWilson, Mullen Very Similar
Chris Chmielenski of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 3, 2009
Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Kevin Wilson and Florida's outgoing coordinator Dan Mullen have a great deal in common...   Full Story

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Premium StorySooners Carry on Without DeMarco Murray
Larry Vettel of FightinGators.com, Jan 3, 2009
MIAMI -- The Oklahoma Sooners are playing in the BCS Title Game without running back DeMarco Murray. Now normally an offense would be in trouble without a man who ran for more than 1,000 yards (1,002) and 14 touchdowns and added another 395 and four touchdowns as a receiver.   Full Story

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Premium StoryWilson, Mullen Very Similar
Larry Vettel of FightinGators.com, Jan 3, 2009
MIAMI -- Oklahoma offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson and Florida's outgoing coordinator Dan Mullen have a great deal in common. Throughout the season they were running two of the best offenses in college football, and come Thursday night they will try and win a national title, but there's more.   Full Story

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Premium StorySooners Arrive in Florida!
Greg Powers of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 2, 2009
Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma Sooners have touched down in Miami, Fla., and he met with the media for the first time to discuss the BCS Championship and how his team is preparing themselves for the game.   Full Story

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Premium StoryStoops Proud of Leadership
Joey Helmer of SoonersIllustrated.com, Jan 2, 2009
The Oklahoma Sooners have overcome a lot of adversity to get to the National Title game and OU head coach Bob Stoops is proud of the moxy his team has shown.   Full Story

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