http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/6262228 Does Oklahoma care? By Pete Fiutak Here's a chance for Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma coaching staff to show that they care about their players and their futures above anything else. Tell Adrian Peterson, "Thank you, enjoy the view from the sideline, and start getting ready for the NFL combine." How much would future recruits respect Stoops and truly believe he has their best interests at heart? Would you let your kid risk $25 million for one game that, when all is said and done, doesn't really matter? I understand how players work their tails off while dreaming of playing in bowl games. I understand how desperately Peterson wants to help out the team he's been a cheerleader for ever since breaking his collarbone against Iowa State. But Oklahoma isn't playing in the national championship, or even the Big 12 title game, in which case it would then be more than understandable for Peterson to come back to play. The Fiesta Bowl against Boise State is nothing more than a glorified exhibition game, and certainly isn't worth jeopardizing this great kid's future. What if he blows out a knee like Willis McGahee in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl? What if he breaks his leg like Michael Bush in the season-opener against Kentucky? We're talking about a top-10 pick in next year's draft, and possibly No. 2 behind Brady Quinn, and he's going to risk it against Boise freakin' State?! (Actually, I'd make the same case for Quinn.) Don't believe the garbage that some NFL scouts want to see Peterson play once more. Peterson is a multi-millionaire next year at this time. Reggie Bush signed for $51 million for six years with $26.2 million guaranteed. Will Stoops or the Oklahoma coaches and fans repay the lost revenue if Peterson gets hurt and slides down the first round, like McGahee? Yeah, right. It's Peterson's place to say he wants to play and nothing can keep him off the field. It's up to the adults to do what's best for him and his family.