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Tulsa World: Coaches accept blame for defeat

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Sexton Hardcastle, Oct 1, 2007.

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    By JOHN E. HOOVER World Sports Writer
    Last Modified: 10/1/2007 4:15 AM

    Picking up the pieces after Saturday's 27-24 stunner at Colorado, Oklahoma coaches on Sunday took the blame for the defeat.

    "You're preparing for other things, maybe expecting blitzes that they had done, maybe expecting different coverage looks that they had done," said OU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. "And maybe as we're preparing for all that stuff, maybe some of that stuff didn't come to fruition.

    "As a coach, you're preparing for things that you don't get, and it ends up being wasted preparation time."

    Colorado ran 82 plays to OU's 46 and outgained the Sooners 381-230. OU had three turnovers in the second half, blew a 17-point lead and lost on a game-ending field goal.

    The Sooners go into this week's showdown with Texas 0-1 in conference for the first time under Bob Stoops. OU was previously 7-0 in games leading into Texas week. The Sooners are 4-1 overall and fell to No. 10 in the AP media poll and the USA Today coaches poll.

    Texas (4-1) lost 41-21 to Kansas State and plummeted 10 spots in the AP poll to 19th. It's the first time since 1997 that both teams go into the Red River Rivalry with 0-1 conference records and are coming in off defeats.


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