Stoops met with the media yesterday and offered his thoughts on OU's schedule.
"Schedule-wise, we have a challenging non-conference, which is as exciting as it is challenging and our guys realize that they are going have to be able to play early. The Big 12 schedule is what it is. I don't ever think from one year to the other that it is more difficult or any easier. It is challenging and we have a lot of good football teams in the league and I think there are five in the top 14. There are a lot of good football teams, so it will be as challenging as it always is."