Showing posts with label Bob Stoops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bob Stoops. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bob Stoops: Joe Mixon Punishment Wasn't Enough

Bob Stoops, who suspended Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon for the entire 2014 season after Mixon punched a female student, on Wednesday said the punishment for Mixon wasn't enough, and had the incident occurred today, Mixon's dismissal from the team would be the only acceptable outcome.

"After two and a half years, it's obvious [the suspension] wasn't enough," Stoops said. "But I feel like Joe has moved ahead in a very positive way.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Clay Travis Is Outraged! He Thinks Stoops, Castiglione and Boren Should Be Fired

Fox Sports pundit and Outkick the Coverage founder Clay Travis ripped into University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops Monday morning.

Stoops has been taking lots of heat after allowing star running back Joe Mixon to remain on the team, despite the fact he jacked up a girl’s face with a brutal hit. The outspoken sports pundit absolutely went in on Stoops, and didn’t hold back.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Bob Stoops a Finalist for Bryant Coach of the Year Award

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is one of nine finalists for the 2016 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award. The winner will be announced on Jan. 11 at Houston’s Toyota Center.

The other finalists are Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), P.J. Fleck (Western Michigan), James Franklin (Penn State), Clay Helton (USC), Dana Holgorsen (West Virginia), Mike MacIntyre (Colorado), Nick Saban (Alabama) and Dabo Swinney (Clemson).

The Paul Bryant Coach of the Year Award was established in his honor and has been given annually since 1986.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Bob Stoops Considers Oklahoma State A One-Loss Team

In the de facto Big 12 championship game Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma will be playing a second straight week against a one-loss opponent.

At least that's the way Sooners head coach Bob Stoops perceives the matchup with 9-2 Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam game on Dec. 3.

"In my mind, they've only got one loss if you play by the rules," Stoops said after the Sooners' 56-28 win over West Virginia.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Bob Stoops Willing to Use Former Players on Scout Team

Imagine this: the OU football team practicing against a scout team that included former linebacker Eric Striker and offensive lineman Nila Kasitati.

Sounds like that wouldn't fly with the NCAA, right? Not so fast. According to an NCAA bylaw, it's completely legal to utilize former players in practice.

NCAA bylaw reads: “A former student at the certifying institution (e.g., former student-athlete) may participate in an organized practice session on an occasional basis, provided the institution does not publicize the participation of the former student at any time before the practice session.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bob Stoops Not Commenting On Charlie Strong's Future

Multiple reports over the weekend indicated Texas would fire head coach Charlie Strong, and Athletic Director Mike Perrin said they’d discuss where things stand after the TCU game this Friday.

Sooners head coach Bob Stoops wouldn’t get into his chief rival’s matter Monday during his press conference after Strong's press conference stating he wanted to stick around another year.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stoops: This Year's Offense is One of Best We've Had

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops is reluctant to compare his current team to his previous squad.

It's pretty much his policy not to rank or compare any current player or system with anything from the past.

But the numbers are irrefutable — this year's OU football team is among Stoops' best offensive units.

“I don't ever say any particular one is the best or player is the best,” Stoops said, “but this offense is right there with any of the great ones that we've had.”

Monday, November 14, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Bob Stoops Surprises Pair of Oklahoma Veterans

A couple of local veterans received a special surprise Wednesday evening.

Justin Cook (U.S. Navy, 2000-11) and David Lodes (National Guard, 1984-2009) were just going about their normal day -- Cook attending class and Lodes getting ready for dinner -- when Boomer and Sooner showed up holding a phone. On the other end of the FaceTime was OU head football coach Bob Stoops.

Each received a personal thank-message from Coach Stoops for their service to our country and were invited to Saturday's game vs. Baylor with four tickets for them and their families and the opportunity to hold the flag on the field during the national anthem.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bob Stoops on Trevor Knight's Injury: 'I Hate It For Him'

Former Sooner and current Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Trevor Knight suffered a shoulder injury the other night at Mississippi State that will sideline him for at least the rest of the regular season, and OU head coach Bob Stoops expressed his sympathy for his old signal caller Wednesday night.

“Yeah, I hate it for him and haven’t had a minute to catch up with him yet,” Stoops said. “But anyway, yeah, hate it for him, and just unfortunate. So, hopefully it can heal up, and I don’t know, maybe—I don’t know what they said, maybe bowl game, but maybe not. I haven’t heard the details of it.”

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Don't Expect Oklahoma to Host Thursday Night Game Anytime Soon

On Thursday, the Sooners are fulfilling their weeknight obligation that comes along every three years. It’s written into the Big 12 Conference’s contracts with ESPN and FOX. At some point, everyone has to make themselves available for a non-weekend game. The Sooners meeting with the Cyclones at Jack Trice is their second since the deal went into effect.

OU’s last Thursday game was at Baylor in 2013. Stoops, Castiglione and Boren are unified that if the Sooners are going to play on a Thursday or Friday night, it will be on the road.

The Sooners’ have no interest in hosting one of these games.

Oklahoma Adjusts Weekly Routine For Thursday Night Game

For just the fourth time in the 18-year Bob Stoops era, Oklahoma will play a non-Saturday game when it travels to Iowa State on Thursday night (6:30 p.m., ESPN). It marks just the second time under Stoops that the Sooners, who cruised to a 56-3 victory over Kansas on Saturday, will have played a game with a shortened week. The other time was in 2007 when Oklahoma played Tulsa on a Friday night.

The Sooners' other two non-Saturday games during Stoops' tenure have come with either a bye week immediately preceding (Baylor, 2013) or to start the season (Tulsa, 2001).

"It's challenging to a degree but at this point of the year, it's not like all the sudden you start all over and have a whole new offense and defense," Stoops said.

Stoops did say the coaches started working on a game plan for Iowa State late last week before the Kansas game after they were comfortable with where their team stood in preparations for that game.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bob Stoops: Sooners Continue to Respond Despite Injuries

Six OU starters from the season-opening game against Houston were sidelined by different ailments in last Saturday’s 56-3 win over Kansas — Matt Dimon (DE), Tay Evans (LB), Cody Ford (OL), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB), Samaje Perine (RB) and Charles Walker (DE).

Key contributors Michiah Quick (CB) and Matt Romar (DT) also didn’t see action against the Jayhawks, while Rodney Anderson (RB), Daniel Brooks (RB) and Marquise Overton (DT) have suffered season- or career-ending injuries.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Bob Stoops Can't Keep Count of Injuries, Suspensions

Oklahoma was as short-handed as it has been all season for Saturday’s game against Kansas. The latest blow was freshman defensive end Amani Bledsoe. The backup was “suspended indefinitely” before Saturday’s 56-3 victory.

The Lawrence Journal Record, Bledsoe's hometown paper, reported Saturday night that he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Bledsoe is appealing the test result.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Brian Bosworth: It's Time To Move On From Bob Stoops

Former Oklahoma All-American Brian Bosworth didn't hold back his opinion about Bob Stoops when appearing for an interview on FS 1's Speak For Yourself.

Bosworth called Stoops' coaching 'embarrassing' and 'unacceptable.'

You can watch the full interview tomorrow on Speak For Yourself at 4 p.m./CT on FS 1.

Brian Bosworth: The Problem with OU Isn't Bob Stoops.. It's the Players

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Monday, September 12, 2016

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