Quarterback getting busted for alcohol possession, star running back getting suspended (just for practice though) for violating rules - no we are not talking about the nightmarish Bruin team from 2001, but this year's Boomers Sooners. LA Times (I guess Lonnie's sidekick?) Ben Bolch takes a look at Stoops troops, has this shocking revelation that Bruin defense will probably tee off on Adrian Peterson, and it will be up to Sooner QB, Rhett Bomar to step up:
So you stop Peterson and you pretty much stifle the Sooners, right?
"Everyone is going to try to shut A.P. down, and me and the receivers are going to have to step up," said Bomar, who has been tabbed for his second consecutive start. "We're not worried about that."
Stoops might feel otherwise. Asked to assess the play of his quarterback against Tulsa, the coach called it "pretty average."
Moving on to Dohn, he has a report on how our Heisman Candidate, Maurice Drew will be honoring his late grandfather who passed away at the game last Saturday:
His grandfather, Maurice Jones, died after suffering a heart attack in the stands during the second half of the win against Rice. When the Bruins face No. 21 Oklahoma at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, the back of his No. 21 jersey will read Jones-Drew.
"I lived with him for more than half my life, so he was kind of like my dad," Drew said. "My mom had to travel an hour to work every day so she couldn't take me to school. I stayed with him, so he took me to school every day. He taught me a lot of things."
Jones was a central figure in teaching his grandson about teamwork and to remain humble. He encouraged him in football, and urged him to take ballet lessons to aid his balance.
He said he was told his grandfather suffered a mild heart attack, but he could not be revived. Drew left the Rose Bowl field midway through the fourth quarter.
"It's tough, but he kind of prepared me beforehand a little bit by giving me little hints. He knew it was coming," Drew said. "Just knowing that he died at a place like the Rose Bowl, where he loved to watch me play, and he was having fun while he was there (is comforting).
"The doctor told me he didn't feel anything when it happened, so it makes it that much easier for me to work through it."
In the final game Jones witnessed, Drew electrified the crowd with a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown, and also scored on a 4-yard run.