Coming off the bye week, Bob Stoops didn't have much to say about his 3-0 Sooners that hasn't already been said. The biggest concern for Oklahoma was the health of the squad, particularly up front where center Ty Darlington and guard Nila Kasitati returned home from Knoxville a bit banged up. Darlington didn't play at all against Tulsa and Kasitati tried but couldn't hold up due to his injured ankle. Stoops said on Monday that both would practice this week and that both are expected to play against the Mountaineers on Saturday.
"I'm feeling better. The bye week really helped. I'm ready to get back to practice." - Nila Kasitati to the media on Monday
Nila Kasitati and Ty Darlington exepcted to practice today.— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 28, 2015
The other lingering issue for Oklahoma was in the secondary where starting corner Jordan Thomas was suspended for the Tulsa game. Stoops said that Thomas had a good week of practice last week but was noncommittal when asked if the sophomore would return to his starting spot against the Mountaineers.
"We'll see." - Bob Stoops when asked if Jordan Thomas would start on Saturday
The rest of the press conference was pretty uneventful. Stoops talked about the experience of the Mountaineer defense being an advantage and that they are really good in coverage.
Stoops on WVU's secondary: "It's a really good group.. they've got good cover guys, mix up their coverages, lot of good experience."— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 28, 2015
The only other issue of importance that was brought up during the press session was on Alex Ross and the fact that he's yet to break a kickoff return yet. Stoops said that Ross wasn't the problem.
Stoops on KR unit: "It isn't Alex (Ross), it's the other 10 guys... they have to execute better." pic.twitter.com/wvpQ7pMSmm— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 28, 2015