NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma football program believes it is on the cusp of returning to elite status after beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
Spring practice, which starts Saturday, is the next step in the proud program's expected rise back to the top. Coach Bob Stoops said the hungry Sooners might have had their best winter of preparation since he became head coach in 1999.
"It's been one of our best, if not the best out of season we've ever had, the way the players are working, the gains they're making and their attitudes, " Stoops said. "That's what I'm most pleased with."