The second edition of ‘33 Belly’, the SoonerScoop.com official team podcast features “Superman” Roy Wiliams. The former Nagurski Award winner, Thorpe Award winner and the most decorated defensive player of the Bob Stoops era.
Williams and J.D. Runnels start off the show talking about their experiences on the HBO Hard Knocks series. Runnels had one of the most famous cut scenes of the entire series while Roy Williams was featured on the series with the Dallas Cowboys and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Williams also talks about the return of Mike Stoops and what he’s looking for from the defense with the return of the man who helped turn him into one of college football’s most dominant defenders.
Has the Big 12 changed so much since Williams played at OU that this secondary can’t be as dominant as they once were? Wiliams talked about some of the inside interactions between himself and Stoops and how those made him a better player.
Williams talks about the struggles of the secondary last season and especially his thoughts on Javon Harris and Tony Jefferson. Williams talks about all the comparisons between himself and Jefferson.
OU was able to win a national championship with Williams and quarterback Josh Heupel in 2000. Williams talks about his thoughts on Heupel, who has taken over as the offensive coordinator in Norman.
Williams also talks about his new business venture The X-Collar that helps prevent horse collar tackles at every level of football as well as getting mistaken for former Texas wide receiver Roy Williams on Twitter.
Also talk from Runnels and Carey Murdock previewing the season opener on the road at UTEP and what playing on the road means for college football players to open the season.
ScoopRadio Podcast: 33 Belly with J.D. Runnels and Carey Murdock