Following a busy week of recruiting and award shows, OU head coach Bob Stoops met with the media as the Sooners begin preparation for a matchup with Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. 

Stoops touched on a variety of topics including: 

- The Auburn game

- Injury update

- OU's practice schedule

- Draft eligible players, understanding their value

- Orlando Brown

- Jimbo Elrod

- Lincoln Riley and head coaching opportunities 

- Benefits of Mayfield & Westbrook being Heisman finalists

- Defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux 

- Gallimore, Obo, Steven Parker playing well

- Luxury of having Samaje Perine

- Dede Westbrook's growth since being at OU

- Background check for players

- Wuerffel trophy

- College Football playoff

- Ohio State matchup was basically a championship game