Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bob Stoops Passes Barry Switzer as All-Time Win Leader

Bob Stoops downplayed the achievement of passing Barry Switzer for the school record in wins with 158 in Saturday's 41-31 win at Kansas State.

“I don't have time to look at it to be honest with you,” Stoops said. “It's something down the road where I'll reflect back.”

But Stoops' brother, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, said it was important.

“You compare him to the likes of a (Bud) Wilkinson or a Switzer, you're in a stratosphere that not many people are, and I think just the way he goes about his business is probably the thing that all of us probably enjoy — how steady he is through the good wins and the tough losses. He never really changes his demeanor with the players or coaches and what he expects of us never really changes.”

Stoops' first full-time coaching job came at Kansas State under Bill Snyder.

“There's certainly some irony in coming here where he started,” Mike Stoops said. “It's a pretty special day for him and it's good to get it behind us and move forward.” (The Oklahoman)
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