OU CONTINUES COTTON BOWL CLASSIC PREPARATION


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Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma Sooners
Updated: 12/31/2012 7:29 pm Published: 12/31/2012 7:26 pm


ARLINGTON, TEXAS – The No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners held their second practice in preparation for the
77th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic inside Cowboys Stadium Monday afternoon.
The Sooners (10-2, 8-1 Big 12) worked out for just over two hours gearing up towards their showdown
against No. 9 Texas A&M (10-2, 6-2 SEC). OU continued their typical in-season game week preparation
with full speed and contact.
“Practice went really well, we did some work against each other kind of going fast,” Oklahoma Head Coach
Bob Stoops said. “This is our regular Tuesday, which we’re in full pads during the season and a little longer
practice. The guys handled it really well.”
Sooner players are still getting used to the magnitude of Cowboys Stadium. An exuberant atmosphere is
expected Friday night for the showdown between the Big 12 Co-Champions and the Southeastern
Conference’s newest member.
“You come in and you’re just looking around it’s like: “Wow!” junior WR Kenny Stills said. “Every time I come
in there I’m just as excited as the first time.”
Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboy great Tony Casillas stopped by practice as the Sooners continued to
follow their typical game-week buildup towards the Aggies.
Casillas was the Lombardi Award winner and an All-American in 1985, helping lead OU to the National
Championship. He went on to win two Super Bowls with the Cowboys in 1992 and 1993. Casillas currently
serves as a broadcast correspondent for Sooner Sports TV (soonersports.tv) providing live post-practice
reports.

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