Sooners http://kgou.org en For Chuck Fairbanks, Wishbone a "Tremendous Gamble" With Two Decades of Results http://kgou.org/post/chuck-fairbanks-wishbone-tremendous-gamble-two-decades-results <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: OpenSansRegular; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Former University of Oklahoma football coach Chuck Fairbanks, who led the Sooners for six seasons during the resurgent 1970's, coaching a Heisman Trophy winner and installing the legendary Wishbone offense, has died after battling brain cancer. He was 79.</span></p><p>"It was a big gamble, a tremendous gamble," Fairbanks told author J. Brent Clark about installing the Wishbone three games into the 1970 season. "I wouldn't advise anyone to do it." Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:13:34 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 3092 at http://kgou.org For Chuck Fairbanks, Wishbone a "Tremendous Gamble" With Two Decades of Results For Steve Davis, Faith Was Bigger Than Football http://kgou.org/post/steve-davis-faith-was-bigger-football <p></p><p>Friends, fellow players, and coaches remembered former University of Oklahoma standout quarterback Steve Davis as much for his prowess from the pulpit as on the gridiron.</p><p>Davis, an ordained Baptist preacher and the Sooners' starting quarterback when it won back-to-back national championships in 1974 and 1975, was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into three homes in northern Indiana, officials said Monday.</p><p>Pastor Deron Spoo at First Baptist Church in Tulsa said Davis had "very deep faith" and was committed to the church.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:47:41 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 2128 at http://kgou.org For Steve Davis, Faith Was Bigger Than Football