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Mid-Week News Headlines - Florida St. Week

Two interesting quotes that I decided to pick out of several of the articles:

After the game, the locker room was kind of dead. We should have played a lot better. A win is a win and we're thankful for that. But after the game we realized there were a couple of chances we missed that we could have put up 52 points. Our defense was kind of frustrated if they don't blow a couple of coverages they don't get 24 points. As negative as it sounds we were still real close to having a great game.
--Ben Habern

It's good to see that the guys weren't exactly excited after their win, and that they expected a lot more.

One thing for certain, Stoops said, the entire playbook, offensively and defensively, will be open against the Seminoles instead of the muted playbook OU employed against Utah State.

"We did hold a couple things we’ve been working on," Stoops said, "which didn’t help us."

I'm sure they played a more vanilla game against Utah State. It will be interesting to see what they've been working on that's so brilliant that it hurt their performance. I've also liked hearing a lot of the coaches say this week that the Sooners players keep worrying about making a mistake and are playing hesitant. They sound like they're really encouraging the guys to fly around and turn it loose this week. That bodes well for a high-energy performance.

Headlines after the jump.

Press Conference Videos -
Bob Stoops, Jeremy Beal, Quinton Carter, and Ben Habern discuss the upcoming matchup with the Florida State Seminoles.

Florida St - Oklahoma Preview -
Coming off a lackluster season-opening victory over a lesser opponent, Oklahoma knows it has plenty of areas it needs to improve to be a championship-caliber team.

Seminoles seek marquee win against Sooners
Sporting News previews the Oklahoma - Florida State matchup.

Bob Stoops set to face Mark Stoops for first time as coaches |
Mark Stoops wasn't expecting to see older brother Bob or the Oklahoma Sooners this season.

Bob Stoops thinks Sooners were trying to be 'too perfect' | Tulsa World
NORMAN — Oklahoma players were probably pressing in last Saturday’s season-opening victory over Utah State, coach Bob Stoops said.

Sooners thought they 'were on top of the world' |
One Oklahoma football player was quoted following Saturday's opener that the Sooners had thought they were on top of the world.

Landry Jones isn't worried about OU's shaky opener |
After replacing the injured Sam Bradford, Oklahoma sophomore quarterback Landry Jones played well in all five home games last season. But in the 2010 opener against Utah State, Jones completed only 47.2 percent of his passes, threw two interceptions and looked rattled at times.

No. 7 Oklahoma seeks playmakers beyond dynamic duo -
DeMarco Murray and Ryan Broyles entered the season as the proven playmakers for No. 7 Oklahoma. They're not supposed to be the only ones making big plays, though.

Gettin' Revved Up - FSU Athletics Site
The Florida State University Official Athletic Site, partner of CBS College Sports Networks, Inc. offers a preview article about the upcoming Oklahoma - Florida State game.

Seminole Film Review: FSU Offense - Tomahawk Nation
SBNation Seminole blog reviews the film and offers some analysis of the Florida State offense from their Week 1 victory over Samford.

Seminole Film Review: FSU Defense - Tomahawk Nation
Tomahawk Nation analyzes the film of the Florida State v. Samford game, when the FSU defense was on the field. Which players stood out?

How Florida State Has Fared In Past Big Non-Con Games
In Jimbo Fisher's first season as head coach, Florida State's trip to No. 7 Oklahoma on Saturday is reminiscent of the kind of game that helped former coach Bobby Bowden establish the Seminoles early in his head coaching tenure. Bowden used successful performances in difficult road environments to draw notice to a Florida State program that had been languishing before his tenure.

FSU Seminoles' Zone Defense | Bleacher Report
An article on Bleacher Report takes a look at the new zone defense for Florida State.

FSU superstar Reid is Really Something Special
I don't want to put the cart in front of the horse, but with Greg Reid's ever-growing highlight reel, it's quite possible that Christian Ponder's not the only Heisman candidate on this FSU football team.

OU Introduces Emergency Medical ID System
All Sooner athletes will start wearing something called an "ICEDOT", which will be unveiled in Sooner jerseys for the Florida State game. This device will be coded with critical health information, and was developed in OU's Athletics Department.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 1 - Big 12 Blog
ESPN's Big 12 blogger David Ubben ranks the teams in the Big 12, with not a whole lot of change from his preseason version.