As for Holgorsen, he's never strayed from the Air Raid. Yes, he's having a difficult time doing what he wants to do right now because of inexperienced personnel - particularly at quarterback - but he's never gotten away from the philosophy.
And Oklahoma's coaches are well versed in the philosophy.
"Dana doesn't change his system much, which he shouldn't,'' Stoops said. "I'm familiar with how they run their offense, being that we've had it here for a long time, too. It goes way back to Mike Leach and we still have a lot of parts of our offense that are the same as what they're doing.
"Dana does it well. You still see a lot of the same things. There may be a little bit more emphasis on running the football. But I know that Dana likes to run the football and ran it on us last year.''
Stoops, though, doesn't really expect to see the same sort of run-heavy offense tonight that he saw from West Virginia a week ago. He knows that while the Air Raid is capable of being turned into a running offense, he doesn't expect Holgorsen to be satisfied doing just that.
"Dana has his plays that he stays with and they do it well,'' Stoops said. "They were pretty vanilla in their first game but I know we won't see a vanilla scheme in what they're doing against us. It'll be different, so we'll prepare for a lot of what we saw last year."
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