NORMAN, Okla. — Former OU legendary quarterback Sam Bradford is confident his Alma Mater will have a big football season, once it kicks off 31st of August against Louisiana-Monroe in Norman. Even though the Sooners have finished 10-3 in each of the past two seasons, they’ve obviously slipped in the national conscience, as proven when head coach Bob Stoops fired three assistant coaches in the off-season and replaced them with coaches from outside the region noted for their recruiting successes.
For Sam Bradford, he’s entering his 4th season as the St. Louis Rams starting quarterback in the NFL, and he’s finally excited to have the same head coach (Jeff Fisher) and offensive coordinator for a second straight season after numerous coaching changes in his young pro career.
Bradford is pretty impressed with OU’s talent level right now, since he recently hosted his annual summer camp in Norman – and he has some sound advice for Sooner quarterbacks Blake Bell, Kendal Thompson and Trevor Knight, who are all battling for the starting position after years of Bradford and Landry Jones holding down the QB-1 spot.
The 25-year old Bradford has passed for just under 10,000 yards in his three previous seasons in the NFL after agreeing to a $50-million signing bonus after being selected as the #1 overall draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Bradford talks about his energy for the current Sooners and then he offers wisdom on the OU quarterback battle in separate soundbites that aired on NewsChannel 4.