Bob Stoops did a lot of talking about SEC teams and their defenses during the spring. Stoops and his Oklahoma Sooners will get a first hand look at one of the South Eastern Conference’s best when they meet Alabama in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 2.
Stoops has 24 days to get his Sooners prepared for the Tide, but the Oklahoma coach has seen more than enough of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron to come to an immediate, definitive conclusion about his skills per AL.com.
“I think AJ McCarron’s the best player in the country,” Stoops said on Sunday’s Sugar Bowl teleconference. “I really do. If I had a (Heisman) vote, that’s who I’d vote for.”
McCarron, according to a recent Sports Illustrated profile was supposed to be a Sooner, but changed his mind on the night before National Signing Day in 2009.
Oh and about all that trash Stoops talked during the off-season. He’s had a change of heart.
“On and on, just fundamental, sound, great players, force great schemes,” Stoops said. “I appreciate it. I appreciate good football, and they play it, and they play it the right way. Sure, I’ve got great respect for how they play, play the game.”