Sooner News, 2-19-09: OU Hoops Worthy of No. 1?

Boomer SoonerContributor IFebruary 19, 2009

Sooner News

John Shinn of the Norman Transcript wonders if the Sooners have done enough to merit the No. 1 ranking:

“I’d love to be number one,” guard Willie Warren said. “Whether it happens or not, we still have our main goal of winning a national championship. The only thing being number one would do is get us a number one seed. That’s what we want, but we still have to come out and play basketball.”

Future Sooners Keith “Tiny” Gallon and Tommy Mason-Griffin have been chosen to play in the McDonald’s High School All-American Game.

Sam Bradford has no regrets coming back for his Junior season.

“It’s great to be in the game, but probably a lot more frustrating to actually be in the game and lose than if you weren’t in the game at all,” Bradford said. “I’ve thought about it probably every day since the game, just different things that could have gone different. … I’m using it as motivation right now, work harder than I’ve ever worked to get back in that game.”

Sam Bradford picked up the Davey O’Brien Award given to the nations best QB.

Bradford and the Sooners have plenty of work to do back home before they attempt to turn the state of Texas into their second home. And that starts three weeks from today when OU opens spring practice, which will conclude with the annual Red-White Spring Game on April 11.

So what can a player like Bradford accomplish during spring ball when he already has a house full of hardware? Bradford did throw for an almost obscene 50 touchdowns and 4,720 yards last season, numbers most players would take for a career.

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QB Recruit Connor Wood picks Texas over OU.