Dana Holgorsen and Bob Stoops joined the Big 12 media teleconference Monday morning in advance of their marquee matchup Saturday evening in Norman, Okla.
Here are a few tidbits from the press conference:
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma:
• QB Trevor Knight "did some things really well with his legs ... throwing the ball early, obviously, wasn't so good." Expects him to be a more consistent passer. "He's got a great arm." Describes him as "a great leader. Players realize how hard he works."
• On playing WVU so early in the season: "We had an open date, and they had one." "It's a challenge, gotta be ready."
• Expects a lot of movement and blitzing from the WVU defense. "They looked fast and looked aggressive" last year in Oklahoma's 50-49 win.
• WVU offense: "Dana doesn't change his system, which at the end of the day he shouldn't. ... Dana does it well. No surprise that there's a little more emphasis on running the ball."
• Is pleased with his defense after a shutout vs. Louisiana-Monroe. "I thought our adjustments, our communications were as good as we've had in a long, long time."
Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia:
• After seeing film, thinks Paul Millard only made one true mistake -- the fumble while being sacked. Didn't outright say Millard is the starting quarterback, but did say he was pleased with Millard and expects Clint Trickett to still get reps. Trickett has played against Oklahoma before, "so I think he'll help us from a maturity standpoint." "Right now it looks like Paul's our guy," he noted.
• Offense had 400 yards on Saturday, which "is probably satisfying to a whole lot of people" considering the number of that were playing.
• Oklahoma defense "looks fast, looks good, looks aggressive."
• Charles Sims "getting out there and getting the jitters out of him [last weekend] should help him in the future."
• Thoughts on Division 1-AA doing so well last weekend: "It obviously grabs your attention. But if anybody was surprised by North Dakota State, then they haven't been paying attention to college football. ... Luckily we were able to be tested and overcome that."