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November 12, 2013

Sooner offense struggling to find consistent success



OU coach Bob Stoops said Monday those wouldn’t change. But the offense has to get better over the final three regular-season games to quiet the calls for an offensive redesign.

“I don’t listen to anything, don’t read anything. It’s just part of the game,”

Bell said. “Obviously it’s disappointing we lost, but we’re moving on to Iowa State. We’ve just got to move on.”

Above all else, the Sooners have to become a better offense. But how that happens turned up no definitive answers Tuesday night.

Heupel and Bell both harped on the same thing — consistency. The offensive coordinator held his index finger and thumb about an inch apart when asked how far the Sooners were off.

“When I say it’s not far off, that’s what you’re playing for every day,” he said. “It’s hard to get 11 guys playing at a high level, consistently, throughout an entire ballgame. Obviously we didn’t do it last week.”

Perhaps that will be the case on Saturday. But the Sooners are nine games into the season. Teams don’t typically change their stripes in the middle of November.

Bell was only thinking about the future and Iowa State Tuesday night and finding the consistency that OU hasn’t been able to muster.

“It’s obviously frustrating but we’re working each and every day. Baylor is in the past,” he said. “Now it’s working to Iowa State.”

John Shinn

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