Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops knows his players don't have any memory loss. They still remember what happened the last time TCU came to Norman in 2005.
"Are you kidding? Of course,'' he said during Monday's Big 12 football coaches' conference call.
Stoops and the No.2 Sooners (3-0) host No.24 TCU (4-0) this Saturday for the first time since the Horned Frogs defeated OU 17-10 in Norman.
Stoops also denied rumors Monday that he was influenced by the 2005 loss to close practices and scrimmages this year.
"No I don't know why it would,'' he said. "Here we are four weeks into the season. They know what we're going to do. I don't know where that would come from. In the end they kicked our butt in 2005. That's plain and simple. They were more physical, more disciplined, they executed better. All of that, so, the reason we close practices are multiple reasons. I think it's obvious to anyone anymore how much information is out there. We have far better work and communicate better when we have it closed, so we just decided to do that. It has nothing to do with anybody in particular.''
As for this year's TCU team, Stoops said the defense is "a solid group" and "looks good all around", also praising defensive end Jerry Hughes and his playmaking ability.
"Our players have watched them,'' Stoops said. "They're an excellent football team and ranked in the top 25 and rightfully so. They really play well. (TCU coach) Gary (Patterson's) teams always play incredibly disciplined, and so you still see a lot of that for sure."