DALLAS — “He brought the noise, man,” Ikard said. “He was frank and straight forward about the direction he wanted to take the conference and the direction he felt the NCAA move. It was impressive to hear him speak his mind about that. I thought it was pretty entertaining.”
No slight: The Sooners were picked to finish second in the Big 12 in the preseason poll. It marks the first time since 2007, OU won’t enter the season as the preseason favorite.
Colvin didn’t have an issue with OU’s spot.
“To be honest with you, I don’t really care about preseason,” he said. “There’s always those sleeper teams that come out of nowhere so the Big 12, no matter who’s at the top, who’s at the bottom, anybody can beat anybody so with us being No. 2, I just found that out today. So I’m not really worried about it. With us losing so many people and a new quarterback position change, it’s still respectful. But at the end of the day, it’s not where we want to be, we want to be No. 1 and that’s what we’re working toward.”