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September 15, 2008 8:21 AM

Stoops not complaining about Granger play

Posted by Bob Condotta

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said today that the Sooners are not "whining'' about a play in the second quarter of Saturday's game at Washington in which defensive tackle DeMarcus Granger was injured after being taken down by three Husky linemen.

Granger suffered a leg injury on the play, which occurred one play after he had blasted through UW guard Casey Bulyca before the snap, earning a personal foul.

On the next play, Bulyca, Jordan White-Frisbee and Juan Garcia teamed up to take down Granger, with a few punches appearing to be thrown in the process. ESPN commentator Mike Patrick said afterward that "there's no other word for that than payback.'' You can see the sequence here, courtesy of the Dallas Morning News.

Asked on the Big 12 coaches conference call today whether there appeared to be some "giving the business'' to Granger by the UW players, Stoops said "there looked to be some of that. It's unfortunate any time any of that happens. But there is always a lot of rough and tough play inside so nobody here is whining about it.''

There was no update provided on the extent of Granger's injury. Garcia was seen speaking with Granger, appearing to ask if he was okay, as the teams walked off the field after the game.

Stoops also said he had no comment on some pre-game pushing and shoving that was also caught by ESPN's cameras.

"I didn't see any of that so I didn't notice that,'' Stoops said.

The two teams are not scheduled to play again with Saturday's game completing a two-game home-and-home series that also included a contest in Norman in 2006.

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