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October 22, 2013

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Stoops said Monday he wasn’t sure about the status of left guard Adam Shead. He also left the game with an injured shoulder and did not return.

Plea for noise: One of the most memorable games of the Stoops era was OU’s 65-21 victory over Texas Tech in 2008. That game featured two top five teams and an electric crowd at Owen Field.

Stoops would love to see that kind of energy again Saturday.

“It’d be awesome if we could recreate that atmosphere, and everybody jump in and do their best to try to affect the game, and, you know, build some excitement and all,” Stoops said.

One thing that helped get Sooner fans enthused that day was the 28-0 lead OU built by the second quarter.

“We’ve got to do our part. It’s a lot easier to be excited when you’re playing well. We’ve got to hopefully give them some things to cheer about and jump in the game,” Stoops said.

No issue: Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery appeared to get into a heated sideline discussion during the Kansas game.

“That’s pretty standard around here. That happens,” Mike Stoops said. “We don’t consider it anything out of the ordinary. We were just sliding our defense one way and were just trying to get it straightened out.”

OU coach Bob Stoops was also part of the sideline discussion, but he was mum about that manner Monday.

“I said a lot, but I’m not gonna sit here and detail it for you,” he said.

Montgomery typically isn’t available to reporters.

John Shinn

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