Wort is still learning Stoops' defensive scheme. Stoops said: “We loved the way he played Saturday. If we can get that out of him every time he steps on the field, we'll be in business.”
In three short weeks, Tom Wort feels exponentially better about Oklahoma's defense and his role in it.
The Sooners stuffed what had been a highly productive Texas offense Saturday, when Oklahoma routed its archrival 63-21 inside the Cotton Bowl. Individually, Wort played the best game so far of his junior season.
“We love the way he played Saturday,” said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops. “If we can get that out of him every time he steps on the field, we'll be in business.”
That was the problem through OU's first four games. Wort was badly struggling to adapt to a new scheme under Stoops, who replaced Brent Venables after he left OU for Clemson in January.