Friday, June 8, 2012

Stoops: Beating Texas is Nice But We Want Championships

Stoops: "We beat them and don't end up winning the championship, I could care less”: OU play-by-play announcer Toby Rowland asked Stoops, men's basketball coach Lon Kruger and women's basketball coach Sherri Coale questions submitted by OU Club of Dallas members.

One question for Stoops: “Anything better than hanging half a hundred on Texas?”

Stoops responded, “Yeah. Championships.”

As an example, Stoops pointed to last season. The Sooners beat Texas 55-17 at the Cotton Bowl, but lost three games, failed to win the Big 12 championship and had a disappointing overall season by the fans' standards.

“I didn't hear anybody patting me on the back last year,” Stoops said. “We beat 'em 55 to what, but we didn't win the championship. Where is everybody?”

But, he said, that's exactly how it should be.

“I've said this since I walked in here in '99, our program is not defined by beating them,” he said. “Are you kidding me?

“We beat them and don't end up winning the championship, I could care less.

“We want to win championships. And that's it. If they're a part of it, then that's good.”

(Via The Oklahoman)



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