Thursday, November 12, 2009
Will Sooners make changes on offense?
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was asked if he would make changes on offense after the Sooners' 10-3 loss at Nebraska.
"To a certain degree, yes. Then again, in four days practice, how much can you truly retool 10 games into it with some inexperienced guys as it is?" Stoops said. "They are gaining experience in what we have been doing. And let's face it, last week everybody was writing that these guys were finally coming of age, making plays and are getting comfortable in the system. So now all of a sudden to scrap the system? I don't believe that is the answer.
"The other night, there were a lot of yards there. We ran the ball in a lot of instances really well, we protected the quarterback well and we got good yardage. We weren't productive when we got to plus territory around the 30-yard line approaching the red zone. It's not like we didn't move the ball. So no, I don't think that is the way to go.
"We can try to modify it and make some adjustments to a degree, which we always do. We work with it."
Oklahoma takes on Texas A&M at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Sooners offense had 145 more total yards than Nebraska, but had five turnovers (all Landry Jones interceptions).