Stoops troops - throwing on the armor for the first time this spring, as you can see behind me. This twitpic courtesy of head coach Mark Stoops.
Now the cats, finally getting a chance to enjoy the sunshine after ugly weather to kick off spring ball. Football team in full pads in this, the fourth practice of the Stoops era. That means it's time for real football, big boy football. But while the team practiced at full speed, it's not quite full speed ahead. Still much to learn. and even more to teach. Padding up, just another step in the evaluation process for the first-time head coach and his staff.