Sooners Nugget

It probably wouldn’t hurt to think a thought or two about the Tide’s Sugar Bowl opponent, the Oklahoma Sooners.

So here you go:

Trevor Knight has returned to practice and, according to Bob Stoops, is 100 percent after injuring his shoulder in Oklahoma’s regular-season finale at Oklahoma State.

That does not mean Stoops is ready to name a starting quarterback for the Sugar Bowl against Alabama.

“That will be a game-time decision,” he said Monday.

Also, the Sooners will be without two starting offensive linemen:

Whoever quarterbacks will be shorthanded, as Stoops said he does not expect starting offensive linemen Tyrus Thompson and Adam Shead to be available against Alabama.

Thompson, OU’s left tackle, injured his ankle at Kansas State Nov. 23. He was replaced by Derek Farniok the rest of that game, and then at OSU.

Shead, the Sooners’ left guard, played this year after undergoing back surgery last offseason. He missed both the K-State and OSU games.